Why not just shoot him again? If nothing else, it put's 'em out of their misery. Since I'm strictly a gun hunter and especially a shotgun hunter with the hounds, I always cap 'em in the head with a pistol round to finish 'em off if they aren't stone dead when I walk up to 'em. With the rifle, I shoot 'em in the neck for the most part and that way they're dead before they hit the ground. BTW, I've never seen a dead deer with closed eyes, either.
Anyhow, glad you found him that would have been a hell of a waste if you hadn't found him..........and it must be nice not to have a 'yote problem!!!!!!!!!
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