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No questioning her toughness!!
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
wisconsinteacher 28-Jul-23
LBshooter 28-Jul-23
APauls 28-Jul-23
grizzly63 28-Jul-23
DanaC 28-Jul-23
4nolz@work 28-Jul-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 28-Jul-23
joehunter 28-Jul-23
wisconsinteacher 28-Jul-23
Bigdog 21 28-Jul-23
Bigdog 21 28-Jul-23
JohnMC 28-Jul-23
Slate 28-Jul-23
Corax_latrans 28-Jul-23
Jethro 28-Jul-23
28-Jul-23

wisconsinteacher's embedded Photo
wisconsinteacher's embedded Photo
I pulled a card from a camera today and as I was going through it, I saw a deer with something on her nose but each picture was from a distance. I then found a close up of her!!! Not sure what happened??? Maybe a head shot gone bad last rifle season by a neighbor or hit by a car? She is on camera a few times over the past few weeks. She doesn't look sick, maybe a little thinner than other deer.

The question is would you shoot her if given the chance and would you eat the meat?

From: LBshooter
28-Jul-23
It's a sun visor, needs something with all the climate change going on.would I shoot her? Yes. Would I eat the meat? Depends on what the biologist says.

From: APauls
28-Jul-23
Geeeeeeze, yeah that looks like a head shot gone bad to me. I wouldn't have an issue eating the meat. She's obviously made it through the winter and is healthy for all intents and purposes. man that's rough.

From: grizzly63
28-Jul-23
Mercy Kill

From: DanaC
28-Jul-23

DanaC's embedded Photo
DanaC's embedded Photo
Been getting pix of one doe with a dead, bulged out eye. Not that bad, but still... she's always with her sister, and I suspect she won't be easy to bag.

From: 4nolz@work
28-Jul-23
Damn.Is she fat does she have a fawn? That dead tissue will eventually slough and scar.Id love to see progressive pictures this year.

28-Jul-23
Ouch that’s rough. Ya I’d kill her in a minute. However like you noted, doesn’t seem to be affecting her to badly.

From: joehunter
28-Jul-23
She made it this far - she is not going to die soon. Manage her like any other doe. If you need does killed then kill her. If not see what she looks like come fall. I would not be surprised if she has fawns. Whitetails are one tough animal. Her meat is fine.

28-Jul-23
I have not seen a fawn on camera with her. The other does have their fawns with them.

From: Bigdog 21
28-Jul-23

From: Bigdog 21
28-Jul-23
Got to be hard to eat. And who knows what kinda pain. 30-06 yesturday. But that's just me.

From: JohnMC
28-Jul-23
If she looks healthy come hunting season. I might be rooting for her and give her a pass

From: Slate
28-Jul-23
I’m with John I’m rooting for her.

28-Jul-23
I am impressed by the toughness for sure, but putterdown for sure. I don’t see how admiration is consistent with wishing any further suffering on the poor thing.

Head shots are just Stupid.

From: Jethro
28-Jul-23
Wonder if she can smell? I’d most likely pass.

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