Culled a roe buck a couple of weeks ago at 19:00hrs that had been shot through the jaw within the last 12 hours. Definitely poachers shooting from the road! Jaw totally smashed with an in and out hole which showed no signs of starting to scab over. The rumen was 3/4 full. Clearly this deer could not ruminate but can anyone tell me if the rumen would have gradually emptied through the other stomachs anyway or if it would have stayed 3/4 full until the poor thing died of starvation?