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Killed a cripple

Old 11-28-2010, 03:02 PM
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I must be gettin soft. I havent killed a spike in quite a few years but this one really got to me draggin his back leg up the ridge, so I decided to burn my buck tag and put em down before the yotes got em. Tough little guy though, put a 250gr shockwave, doing 2300fps from my savage .50, through his heart& lungs and he still stumbled 40yds on 3 legs! died within a minute though. Oh well hell eat good and I already got a decent 8 point in bow season so Im glad I did it, his ankle was broken and infected pretty bad. To be honest I actually enjoyed the hunt, poken holes in deer and watchn em drop within sight, just never get old.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:17 PM
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Well done. You mention the ankle being infected. Is the meat safe to eat? I'm asking because I don't know.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:23 PM
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i wonder how his ankle got like that
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:29 PM
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Way to go, job well done. That ankle loooks like it might have hurt a little.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:38 PM
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Nice going.i love my 10ml11.what powder do you shoot?
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MACHINIST View Post
Nice going.i love my 10ml11.what powder do you shoot?
I shoot 42 grs of imr4759 (the factory recommended load) I just use a SW instead of the XTP. I posted some more pics n stuff in the BP forum.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:47 PM
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Nice on if there was a time to take a young buck that woulda been the time,I cant imagine what that would feel like makes my foot hurt just thinking about it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:48 PM
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may have got him self caught up in a fence or some old barb wire.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:50 PM
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Well done. You mention the ankle being infected. Is the meat safe to eat? I'm asking because I don't know.
Im not sure I guess Ill find out when I cut em up, there was some puss coming out of the wound but I dont know if it spread to the rest of em. Im guessing he got hit by a car.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:54 PM
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The humane thing to do. Good job.
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