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    Young Deer With Broken Leg

    Yesterday I was sitting near my window when I noticed a young deer eating some Percimmins. But i notice that it wasnt walking correctly. It had a broken leg and it looked bad. I was about to take out my gun and put it out of its misery but its been coming back everyday to eat the percimmins and decided to poste somthing to ask you guys what you think I should do.



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    Let it be. If its that bad the coyotes or dogs will take care of it. It could very well live and be neat deer to watch in the coming years

    By the way why would you pull the GUN out to shoot it, you do have a bow right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsanders79-xt View Post
    Let it be. If its that bad the coyotes or dogs will take care of it. It could very well live and be neat deer to watch in the coming years

    By the way why would you pull the GUN out to shoot it, you do have a bow right?

    why make it run with a broken leg? and i would rather kill it than have a coyote kill it slowly. if its walkin around and eating it probibly isnt that bad ya kno?
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    Is the season still open and do you have a tag? If so, then shoot it and enjoy the meat! If not, don't shoot!!!!!

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    The reason I chose the gun is because its quicker and painless depending where you shoot. I dont need a tag beccause its on my property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_T View Post
    why make it run with a broken leg? and i would rather kill it than have a coyote kill it slowly. if its walkin around and eating it probibly isnt that bad ya kno?
    Its the natural way. No sense in breaking the law even if it is heart breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckman15 View Post
    The reason I chose the gun is because its quicker and painless depending where you shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckman15 View Post
    The reason I chose the gun is because its quicker and painless depending where you shoot. I dont need a tag beccause its on my property.
    Where is "your property" at? Doesn't your state or province have game laws????

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    let him live, im sure hed rather be alive than in your freezer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPappa View Post
    Is the season still open and do you have a tag? If so, then shoot it and enjoy the meat! If not, don't shoot!!!!!
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    On www.deer101.com their enclosure has 300 bucks in it ranging form 1.5-3.5 year old bucks. There is a buck in there that was fighting with another buck that got pushed back and had its back leg broke from the fight. the buck wasn't seen for several days. What it did was it laid down for about 4 days until it felt better to get up to feed. If you have not seen a 3 legged deer run before then you have not seen an amazing sight. They can run just as good as havin 4 legs. That buck was walking with a slight limp in 3 1/2 weeks from when its leg was broken. I talked to a biologist and he said deer are very harty animals, he said that if a deer broke its leg, it will mend and heal within 2-3 weeks. It won't be as good as new, but will heal and fuse. I was just like DANG! I say let the deer go, if he is feeding, he is feeling much better. Let nature take its course.
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    WB's initial thought was to kill, but after some reflection he thinks the deer might have a swagger. Maybe its just how that deer rolls.

    WB says take a better look next time and see if the deer looks weak or malnurished. If so, cruise by slow with the window down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsanders79-xt View Post
    Its the natural way. No sense in breaking the law even if it is heart breaking.
    i would rather kill it with a gun. if you shoot a deer in the head with a bow there is a great possibility that it will not die right away. if you shoot it with a gun it will probibly die right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneBrady View Post
    WB's initial thought was to kill, but after some reflection he thinks the deer might have a swagger. Maybe its just how that deer rolls.

    WB says take a better look next time and see if the deer looks weak or malnurished. If so, cruise by slow with the window down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsanders79-xt View Post
    Every time I read your posts I think about the Sienfeld episode with Jimmy at the gym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPappa View Post
    Is the season still open and do you have a tag? If so, then shoot it and enjoy the meat! If not, don't shoot!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckman15 View Post
    The reason I chose the gun is because its quicker and painless depending where you shoot. I dont need a tag beccause its on my property.
    You don't need a tag? Where do you live?

    I would like to see the regs for that state. If that's true, I'm buying me some more property to hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneBrady View Post
    WB's initial thought was to kill, but after some reflection he thinks the deer might have a swagger. Maybe its just how that deer rolls.

    WB says take a better look next time and see if the deer looks weak or malnurished. If so, cruise by slow with the window down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsanders79-xt View Post
    Every time I read your posts I think about the Sienfeld episode with Jimmy at the gym.
    hahaha. man thats great!

    anyways, I would say let nature run its course. If the deer is feeding then the leg can't be that bad

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    Saw this doe before season and wondered how she would do..
    she walks on it now and is healthy



    Also keeping an eye on this lil one,





    If it is season and you want it, shoot it. I think it has a good chance of making it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPappa View Post
    Where is "your property" at? Doesn't your state or province have game laws????
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    That's "Gimpy". A guy I hunt with shot a buck 3 years ago with a gun and never found him. They seen him the last 2 years and let him walk. Gimpy was doing just fine with a broken front shoulder. This year a guest hunter shot gimpy. He was just as healthy as all the other deer. Deer are tough animals.

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    If it's getting around ok and eating why do you think that you need to step in and do anything??? Let nature take care of it, I'll bet it's just going to be fine. Reminds me of all the people that pickup orphaned fawns.
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    If it seems healthy, I'm sure it is fine. I've made a mercy killing before myself, and there are times for it, but this doesn't sound like one to me.

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    I would let it go, she dosen't look like she's having any real problems with it.
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