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Well today started off the same as the last few days, picked up my uncle got changed and went into the stands around 2 saw a few bucks but nothing outstanding just a 4 pointer and a small 6 but on the way home went to pull into his driveway and on his front lawn was a small deer that must have just been hit by a car, it had 2 obviously broken legs and was trying to stand but just rolling around, after listening to the squeeling i couldnt take it i got out got my bow out of the case and let her fly it layed down and about 20 seconds later was dead. unfortunetly it was a button buck, not something i would normally shoot in the woods but after further examination the deer also had a broken spine so there was no way he would have survived and rather then let it die and rot on the side of the road i dressed it and checked it in then donated it to Hunters helping the hungry, hope i dont get torn up on here to badly for shooting the button, would anyone else have done something different???
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You did the right thing. I doubt anyone here would have let an animal as badly wounded as this one suffer.

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You did what a Man would do. Anyone that would say that you didn't is wrong. You probally could a have killed it and called your local agent. He could have given you the okay to keep it and you wouldn't have had to burn a tag.
 

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You did exactly what I would have done. They would of tore you up if you would have posted the story and said you didn't take it out of its misery. The sound of a wounded deer squeeling is the worst thing I have ever heard.
 

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You did the right thing, and put the deer out of its misery. Thanks for doing it!
 

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Squealing?

I shot this button buck once..... I was 16 at the time and thought it was a doe, it was down a hill and 130 yds away.


Anyways, I shot this button buck once, with my 30-30, damn thing hit the ground and started bawling, maaaw maaaaw maaaaw maaaaw

Jeesis I felt like [email protected], felt even worse when I got to it and found it was a button. That was the day that taught me to be 100% sure the deer I shoot aren't bb's.

Haven't shot one since and wont ever again either unless I'm trapped in the wilderness and starving.
 

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MushroomHound said:
Squealing?

I shot this button buck once..... I was 16 at the time and thought it was a doe, it was down a hill and 130 yds away.


Anyways, I shot this button buck once, with my 30-30, damn thing hit the ground and started bawling, maaaw maaaaw maaaaw maaaaw

Jeesis I felt like [email protected], felt even worse when I got to it and found it was a button. That was the day that taught me to be 100% sure the deer I shoot aren't bb's.

Haven't shot one since and wont ever again either unless I'm trapped in the wilderness and starving.
when i was 10 i shot a squirl with my pelet gun when hunting in the woods. the squirl was at about 5 yards when i shot it. when it fell it started gasping for air. i listened for a minute and then scrambled as fast as i could through the brush it fell in to shoot it in the head to put it out of it misery. i felt soo bad, being 10 years old, i was almost in tears. i know its not related to the post but it brought back memories. anyways, you did the right thing. i would have done it as well.
 

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Rmucken1 said:
when i was 10 i shot a squirl with my pelet gun when hunting in the woods. the squirl was at about 5 yards when i shot it. when it fell it stated gasping for air. i listened for a minute and then scrambled as fast as i could through the brush it fell in to shoot it in the head to put it out of it misery. i felt soo bad, being 10 years old, i was almost in tears. i know its not related to the post but it brought back memories. anyways, you did the right thing. i would have done it as well.
Man I had the same thing happen, kinda, I shot a chipmunk with a pellet and walked over to it and it was opening and closing it's mouth gasping, I cried and to this day I could never kill one of them little buggers again.

I've made it a goal in my life to never purposely kill anything unless I plan on eating it.


Sorry to jack the thread.
 

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MushroomHound said:
Squealing?

I shot this button buck once..... I was 16 at the time and thought it was a doe, it was down a hill and 130 yds away.


Anyways, I shot this button buck once, with my 30-30, damn thing hit the ground and started bawling, maaaw maaaaw maaaaw maaaaw

Jeesis I felt like [email protected], felt even worse when I got to it and found it was a button. That was the day that taught me to be 100% sure the deer I shoot aren't bb's.

Haven't shot one since and wont ever again either unless I'm trapped in the wilderness and starving.

I'm not sure that you read the first post completely. The deer had a broken spine, after being hit by a car. I don't think sex identification should be the first thing on a person's mind in this situation, but rather, putting the animal down asap even if you are trapped and starving in the wilderness.
 

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same here. dont get me wrong, i want to kill big bucks too, but to just kill for antlers and not the meat is wrong. i always ate the squirls i killed, still do.
 

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You did the right thing...Thumbs up for donating the meat as well :wink:
 

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I hope you were kidding when you said you hoped you weren't gonna get flamed! Anyone who wouldn't shoot that deer is a sick person!
 

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you absolutely did the right thing...you are comended for your sportsmanship.
 

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bowhuntin_kid said:
I hope you were kidding when you said you hoped you weren't gonna get flamed! Anyone who wouldn't shoot that deer is a sick person!

Why would he be kidding??

Theres a few on here that make you wonder..;)

But IMO you did the right thing..A few years back my Dad and I were going out to work on stands and came across the same thing,BB hit in the rear and could'nt get up..
I went back home and grabbed the 22mag and took care of him,the GC took him from there..:(
 
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