Mercy harvest

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  1. Bowonly86

    Bowonly86 6 pointer

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    Had this doe on cam for over a month. If you look close at her back leg in the picture, you can see the compound fracture. I was surprised to see that when she was walking toward me this evening. She did not show any issues whatsoever walking. But when she stepped out in my shooting lane I could see the break. I shot her quartering away at 20 yards took out both lungs she took two leaps and hit the ground dead. I hope I provided her an easier death than Mother Nature would have dealt her. Amazing just how tough and tenacious they are.
     

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  2. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

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    Job well done. We owe it to an animal to do that. I applaud you doing it!!
     
  3. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    was the bone sticking out of the skin?
     
  4. Snareman2

    Snareman2 12 pointer

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    I like the pic with the Boys, good job, they look excited!
     
  5. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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  6. Bowonly86

    Bowonly86 6 pointer

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    Yes you can see the bone if you zoom in on the pic. She had zero muscle on her hip on that side so it had been broke for some time.
     
  7. Bowonly86

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    01DAB2C4-9B46-4AA2-960A-F9A299B246D2.jpeg This pic shows her back leg better
     
  8. Bowonly86

    Bowonly86 6 pointer

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    They were pushing and shoving to help gut her. The oldest two are my sons and the younger two are my nephews. All four of them are chomping at the bit to go. Got a feeling this poor little youth model crossbow I bought will need new strings soon.
     
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  9. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    Well that had to suck. Good work.
     
  10. hollandhunter

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    I watched a nice mature old buck limp by me last nite at about 10 yards. He had rubbed half his velvet off an came out alone. He dont look to friendly. I kinda regret not shooting him this morning. But I think its an old injury he can survive with an the buck I want makes him look small. I seen him an 6 other bucks last nite. The one I want is a smaller bodied deer but has a stud rack. I have seen him 3 evenings now under 40 yards many times. Just can't get it done. Trimming more shooting lanes as I go in tonight.
     
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  11. PUBLIC RAT

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    They are hardy animals. Have a doe and baby hanging around our yard since it's birth. Then I saw fawn by its self for a couple weeks. Well the doe showed up one day. Limping across our yard, binos showed a swollen leg and hide gone on left front shoulder. Wound looked raw,she was busy keeping flies off her. I thought no way she'll make it. Saw her the other day and wound looked much better and swelling had gone down. Even saw her jump a 4 foot fence.
     
  12. teach27

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    Once I had to shoot a doe to put her out of her misery. While walking out one day, I heard a shot over the hill. As I was walking I could hear a deer running so I got ready. Sure enough a doe came running over the hill with no jaw. The shot I heard was a road hunter shooting at the doe. When he shot her it took the jaw completely off. Needless to say, I couldn’t letter suffer anymore
     
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  13. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    That one is a no brainer. hard to chew acorns with no face
     
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