I was giving a keeper friend of mine a bit of help today when he took a call from a vet asking him to assist in dispatching a wounded Fallow doe. It was in a garden of an old lady in a nearby village and she believed that it had been mauled by dogs. After a lot of searching and careful planning the animal was found and dispatched. On looking at the injury we discovered its entire bottom jaw had been blown off along with most of the tongue. Judging by the look of the wound it had been like it for several days so one can only guess the pain and distress the animal would of been in. We are guessing that it was the act of poachers rather than a misplaced round from a stalker but that we will never know. However it happened it was still a sad and distressing to see such a magnificent animal suffering in such a way. For those who are interested the location was just outside Stockbridge in Hampshire.