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What do you think? Wounded?
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Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 11-Jan-21
Pat Lefemine 11-Jan-21
JL 11-Jan-21
Zbone 11-Jan-21
Shuteye 11-Jan-21
Shawn 12-Jan-21
midwest 12-Jan-21
pav 12-Jan-21
t-roy 12-Jan-21
XMan 12-Jan-21
Rob in VT 12-Jan-21
skookumjt 12-Jan-21
Missouribreaks 12-Jan-21
Jethro 12-Jan-21
goyt 12-Jan-21
LINK 12-Jan-21
Brian M. 12-Jan-21
FORESTBOWS 12-Jan-21
Bou'bound 12-Jan-21
DoorKnob 12-Jan-21
t-roy 12-Jan-21
Wapitidung 13-Jan-21
dm/wolfskin 13-Jan-21
Ollie 13-Jan-21
TrapperKayak 13-Jan-21
Rupe 13-Jan-21
From: Pat Lefemine
11-Jan-21

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
This buck was a regular on my cams but vanished during muzzleloader season a couple weeks ago. First pics tonight so he made it. But that big circle on his shoulder makes me wonder? Do you think he was shot and wounded?

From: Pat Lefemine
11-Jan-21

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Another pic

From: JL
11-Jan-21
It's got the look......does it look like he is favoring that leg too??

From: Zbone
11-Jan-21
Damn muzzleloaders...8^) Wonder if the ball exited the other side, if not and somebody kills him in the future they're gonna get a bonus souvenir... Would be cool to see how it heals around the lead...

From: Shuteye
11-Jan-21
Probably hit just above the backbone and he will be fine.

From: Shawn
12-Jan-21
Hard to tell but could be road rash. Looks big to be wounded by gun or bow. Shawn

From: midwest
12-Jan-21
I'm thinking road rash, too.

From: pav
12-Jan-21
We had a buck on trail cam first week of November with what appeared to be a hole in the hide between the shoulder and spine. My hunting partner killed the buck four days later and there was no hole in that location. Unless you see a dried run of blood coming down the side....just hard to say for sure. Even then, who's say the hole wasn't made by an antler instead of a hunter?

From: t-roy
12-Jan-21
Agree with pav^^^^. Could be any number of things, with a wound being one of them. I would think he would be more scuffed up and some hair missing, if it was road rash, but possibly not.

From: XMan
12-Jan-21
Yeah, looks like a wound. Just have to cross your fingers infection doesn’t set in, I’ve lost a few that neighbors shot and the deer died late winter.

From: Rob in VT
12-Jan-21

Rob in VT's embedded Photo
Rob in VT's embedded Photo
Definitely. Here is one I got a pic of in VT that was hit 6 weeks prior.

From: skookumjt
12-Jan-21
How does one have a wound between the shoulder and spine? The shoulder covers the spine.

12-Jan-21
Likely a wound.

From: Jethro
12-Jan-21
Could be shot. Maybe the exit side we're seeing. Somebody hit him in the "void".

From: goyt
12-Jan-21
My elderly hunting partner shot a buck with a mechanical last year where the arrow hit a piece of brush first. The arrow cut a huge wound that did not penetrate. The wound healed up and looked something like that on photos. I was hoping to get pictures of him this season but I did not recognize him in any of the pictures.

From: LINK
12-Jan-21

LINK's embedded Photo
LINK's embedded Photo
LINK's embedded Photo
LINK's embedded Photo
It’s hard to know without an autopsy or unless you caused it. This one is an arrow to the backstrap. This buck his been my daughters kyptonite. In 2019 she had him in range twice. Once she couldn’t draw from her buck fever, she didn’t know what happened to her. The other time he never offered a good shot. The only time we saw him this year she was a little high. ;)

From: Brian M.
12-Jan-21
Amish country....buggy rash.

12-Jan-21
Looks to me like he got hit by a buggy for sure.

From: Bou'bound
12-Jan-21
either a wound or the heartbreak of psoriasis. Tough to tell.

From: DoorKnob
12-Jan-21
I'd be more concerned about that tree growing out of his back :D

From: t-roy
12-Jan-21
^^Good one, FOREST!! ;-)

From: Wapitidung
13-Jan-21
Either that or he rolled in a pile of BovineDung.

From: dm/wolfskin
13-Jan-21
Could be a arrow wound too.

From: Ollie
13-Jan-21
Not enough detail in the photo to tell.

From: TrapperKayak
13-Jan-21
Bullseye...

From: Rupe
13-Jan-21
Hard to tell Pat.

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