Sunday 06:00 am ....wake up
picked up at 06:30
my god its pretty foggy out there!!
anyway after some driving around we spot a lame doe. Now this is probably the same lame doe i spotted about 5 months ago. So my supervisor says " its the little limper, take the shot....but as soon as i rest the gun on the door pillar i spot a buck.
now instinct takes over and my aim is on the buck and not on the (out of season) crippled doe.
The buck drops after 20 yards with a nice heart / lung shot.
the doe ran off with another doe into thick dense forest.
we did wonder if the priority should have been the injured doe then the buck or the other way around but after some discussion i felt within 2 weeks for doe season the likelyhood of seeing her again was very possible.
i hate to see injured deer limping around but the fact that i seen the same deer or something very similar raises the question in my mind do i / we have the right to take an out of season animal if its injured.