Yeah, I'm not sure what's going on with all the dead deer. This is the first year we've had so many, or I guess the first year we've found any at all. I'm still leaning toward predation, we've go a bobcat running our property and the deer I arrowed at the end of gun season had her rear end torn up, not after the shot but before I shot her. Attaching a picture of her.
Last trip up also had a doe on the property next door with an injured front leg, this is the second doe we've come across like that. Could be a hoof sloughing off which might mean some form of EHD.
Did find one shed this season, or I guess half a shed. Four points, look like it popped off when the buck jumped a fence as I found it right beside one.
Hope to be off this coming weekend to go do a little burning and maybe get some forage sorghum planted in our firebreak. Were hoping to burn our NWSG but we're looking at waiting until first week of May given temps have been pretty cool still this year.
Have seen lots of road kill as well.
I've heard rumor they're going to allow bow hunting in Shawnee Mission park. Not sure it could be called hunting given how tame the deer seem to be, but they sure need to do something there.
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