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Doe w/ Neck Ring
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
sticksender 19-Feb-18
eddie c 19-Feb-18
longspeak74 19-Feb-18
Brotsky 19-Feb-18
Arrowhead 19-Feb-18
sticksender 19-Feb-18
ohiohunter 19-Feb-18
eddie c 19-Feb-18
Topgun 30-06 19-Feb-18
milnrick 19-Feb-18
sticksender 19-Feb-18
wildwilderness 19-Feb-18
The last savage 19-Feb-18
Ambush 19-Feb-18
DonVathome 19-Feb-18
sticksender 23-Oct-18
SD BuckBuster 23-Oct-18
Zbone 23-Oct-18
Elkhorn 23-Oct-18
grubby 23-Oct-18
JTV 23-Oct-18
APauls 23-Oct-18
Bou'bound 23-Oct-18
drycreek 23-Oct-18
Rgiesey 23-Oct-18
SixLomaz 23-Oct-18
sticksender 23-Oct-18
Rut Nut 23-Oct-18
JTV 23-Oct-18
Altizer 23-Oct-18
Buckshot 23-Oct-18
jwoods 24-Oct-18
From: sticksender
19-Feb-18
Over the past few months I've been getting trail cam pics of this doe wearing a color-striped neck ring. Any thoughts on what it is?

There appears to be a lettered logo printed on the middle stripe. But can't quite make it out. Seems to be a young doe with no fawns.


From: eddie c
19-Feb-18
I can't see the pictures so my guess would be someone has made her a pet.

From: longspeak74
19-Feb-18
Looks like a head band

From: Brotsky
19-Feb-18
It's a sweatband. She obviously trying to drop that holiday weight before swimsuit season. :)

From: Arrowhead
19-Feb-18
That's the latest style.

From: sticksender
19-Feb-18
Yeah I googled Gay Pride headband earlier, but didn't find an exact match ;-)

From: ohiohunter
19-Feb-18
Is that the "for parades only" Richard Simmons special edition headband?

From: eddie c
19-Feb-18
I had to go to my phone to see the pictures (firewall?). are you sure both pictures are the same deer? the collar seems to be in 2 different places on the neck to me. looks like those may get tight if she grows some more.

From: Topgun 30-06
19-Feb-18
Looks like if that band doesn't expand as she grows it will do her in, but it does look like there may some stretch to it that will not hurt her.

From: milnrick
19-Feb-18
The gray colored band almost looks like a flea and tick collar. Is this an urban deer? We had similar issues when we lived in Garden Ridge TX, one neighbor placed an orange flea collar on a local doe; fortunately it broke about a year after it was put on her.

From: sticksender
19-Feb-18
milnrick, it's in a rural area in a large river bottoms. There's a lettering logo on the red center stripe but can't quite read it.

19-Feb-18

wildwilderness's embedded Photo
campground tramp
wildwilderness's embedded Photo
campground tramp
Looks like someone put it on her.

19-Feb-18
I was trout fishing in the middle of a 30 ft wide stream once,,a lil for walks right up to me ,licked me. Wearing an orange dog collar ...

From: Ambush
19-Feb-18
Lots of waterfowl'ers collect bands. Maybe somebody thought deer hunters should have the opportunity to.

From: DonVathome
19-Feb-18
My guess was a pet too. Not looking good.

From: sticksender
23-Oct-18
Got the last trail cam pic of the above "collared" doe back in March. The collar was looking rough at that time, and most likely fell off.

Now, in the last couple weeks, another one has shown up. Strange, and this is in a rural area. A first for this farm, where we've had trail cams for 20+ years. It's even possible that this is the same deer:

23-Oct-18
I'd say for sure it is the same deer with the same person putting it on her. I suspect she frequents a neighbor somewhere that feeds her and she's a pretty tame animal. For that reason alone, personally I would not kill her.

From: Zbone
23-Oct-18
Yeah ^^^

From: Elkhorn
23-Oct-18
Might work out well having a tame deer that may be attracted to you around during the rut.

From: grubby
23-Oct-18
yes, I agree with elkhorn, train her like a decoy dog, run off and come back with a buck in tow.

From: JTV
23-Oct-18
those are different deer.. the third one looks like a Mule deer/black tail(look at those ears and forehead), notice I said LOOKS like..... the lower is for sure whitetail as are the top two... what are you doing with a mule deer doe in Indiana ?? ....... lol ..

From: APauls
23-Oct-18
I'd agree with what other guys have said. Most likely same deer. Person even swapped out the band to be orange prior to hunting season. I'd definitely try and respect that and not kill that deer. Using it as a decoy dog does seem like a very feasible goal. Someone else did all the training for you already :)

From: Bou'bound
23-Oct-18
millennial. has an udder piercing as well I bet

From: drycreek
23-Oct-18
Bou, enlighten us on what YOU know about "udder piercings" please. Pics would be nice, but optional.

From: Rgiesey
23-Oct-18

From: SixLomaz
23-Oct-18
Guys, this is the new PETA training program. Makes the animal look like a pet which should soften the hunter into not shooting. Kill the darn animal and post the neck band downtown for all to see.

From: sticksender
23-Oct-18
JTV, that's another member's picture of a Colorado deer.

Not planning to shoot this one. If I spot her in the woods this fall I'll try to see how tame she is.

From: Rut Nut
23-Oct-18
Somebody’s idea of a joke.

From: JTV
23-Oct-18
Whew, I was right about it being a Mulie ...lol .. I didnt look to see who posted it however ..

From: Altizer
23-Oct-18
Years ago I called in a 5x5 bull with a cow bell. Heard it clanging all the way in while bugling. We were south of Yampa. Some of the cowboys said they work get to drinking in the winter and rope them from snow mobiles. Heard later another guy shot it and had it mounted with the bell. I will say the cows(elk) didn’t mind it. Lol

From: Buckshot
23-Oct-18
Back in 1987 I shot my 1st deer with a bow. Wished I had taken pictures, because she had a brownish-tan collar on that couldn't be seen until after I got to her. I felt bad, but only when my buddies would give me crap about shooting someones pet. This was in hardwoods and the closest house was 5-6 miles away.

From: jwoods
24-Oct-18

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