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Deer hunting observation, graphic content

Post by sunset » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:28 pm

We have been hunting locally this week in a deer rifle season. I have some pictures (that hopefully will come thru) to show a rare and very unfortunate situation that probably occured within the last week. It requires close observation.
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Post by cdup » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:32 pm

:shock: Look like the yotes had a good meal, thanks for sharing.
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Post by mikej » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:38 pm

it looks older than a week to me the horns look too sun bleached to be there for a week

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Post by Brainiac » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:05 pm

Is that from them locking together...

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Post by Wishbone » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:07 pm

Two bucks locked up, what a waste !!
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Post by fletch » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:08 pm

Two dead deer fought for a long time locked together till both died. That's what I see, too bad but thats nature.
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Post by Sandman » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:29 pm

A waste indeed....Mother natures plan seldon fall into line with ours~!
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Post by sunset » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:52 pm

:wink: YES, exactly!
This was two large bodied 8 pt bucks with long haired coats, and heavy legs/feet. Field dressed they would both have been apx 200# or 250# on the hoof. It appears they clashed and tangled antlers then endured a ferocious battle till their demise. I'm guessing the large area of soil is bare due to the intensity and duration of their struggle, and what a struggle it must have been. One buck's face is partially buried in the soil. Getting his head free almost took a shovel. Coyotes have removed the choice meat at this point and may still be returning for the remainder as it's not very old.
Unfortunately this is not the first time such an event has occured. It is considered rare and not something I would have ever imagined seeing so close to home.

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Post by schnarrfuss » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:07 am

This is rare to find here in Ontario. Such a waste.
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Post by vixenmaster » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:07 am

it happens more than we know, specially in area's of lots of older Bucks
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Post by saxman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:51 am

Thanks for sharing that
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