finding dead deer

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finding dead deer

Postby huntingthebig1 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:58 am

I am disturbed Are the hunters that start hunting not finishung the task?  I have found 5 dead bucks on the properties that I hunt.  These are not ordinary bucks check out the photo.  All seem to have been shot and not found until I did. 1 the hunter never left his stand to check. There was no indication that he went to looked in the snow.  Com on guess I don't mind finding these bucks but it seems such a waste.

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RE: finding dead deer

Postby Everyday Hunter » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:19 am

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I have found 5 dead bucks on the properties that I hunt...  Com on guess I don't mind finding these bucks but it seems such a waste.

Wow! Yes, that is disturbing. But I'm glad you found them. I haven't found that many unrecovered bucks in my life -- and none that big!

BTW, welcome to the D&DH forums.

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RE: finding dead deer

Postby 8uck5nort » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:25 am

Could they have succumb to the EHD outbreak? Don't doubt, but just bring up another possibility. EHD counties were disclosed in the Annual Deer Harvest report on DNR's website.
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RE: finding dead deer

Postby 2tonyb » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:36 am

Back around 1990 I found about five dead ones all within a few hundred acre area.  I suspected road shooters, but who knows. None were as big as the ones pictured above, but still leaves a bad feeling for the next few years. 

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RE: finding dead deer

Postby huntingthebig1 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:50 am

I know that 3 of the bucks where shot by local hunters now but never found. The other 2 I can not say as I found them after the body had decomposed. The pictured buck was shot with a broad head in the left hip he must have died a painful death.  Bad thing about it was he died in front of the trail cam that I didn't reset correctly. I could have had is last dieing seconds on film.

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RE: finding dead deer

Postby 8uck5nort » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:00 am

That is sad.
 
It does happen unfortunately. I practice almost every day with my bow, and practice shot placement specifically. I have had one unrecovered buck in 3 to 4 seasons of bowhunting. I am pretty sure I saw him the next day after the shot, up and running, but not sure. I hope it was him anyway.
 
 
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