on the last day of the pheasant season i spotted a roe doe in my ground with a front leg broken at the knee cap. i only had a shotgun with me so i left her and took a detour on the way home when i spotted her again, with a group, laying in some stubble. some footpath walkers disturbed them and the others moved off, but she layed down, obviously in some discomfort. i tried for her the next morning but could only get her on the skyline. seen her twice since, and now she is back. bottom of leg is off, she is barran but apart from that looks pretty healthy, apart from the obvious limp.
does a 3 legged deer qualify/justify an out of season mercy killing?
do you think her injury prevented her from concieving, or is it just a coincedence?
cheers in advance.