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    RTA

    Got a call this morning from one of my stalking landlords asking if l could come over and dispatch a roe involved in an RTA,
    l was told that it was a doe and the location of the animal, so obviously at this time of year there was probably a fawn or fawns to consider so should l take the dogs that are still in training.
    Well l decided against taking the dogs and of we went, a quick call in the farm to check the location and within 5 mins the unfortunate animal was out of its misery.
    The animal turned out to be a buck which was a relief, it had been hit at the back end resulting in a smashed rear leg and it also suffered internal damage.
    The nearest road was half a mile away it had travelled across a meadow through or over a ditch, through a hedge and down a wheat field finally collapsing in a small spinney
    It looked like this beast had sustained its injuries during the night and had been in the spinney a few hours, it never ceases to amaze me how much punishment these animals can take.


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    Good job well done. Its not suffering anymore and that is the main thing.

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    Well done there, I got called out to a fallow doe the other week, after dispatching the animal I latter found she had a broken spine, pelvis, both back legs and broken ribs but still was alive.

    Best rgds

    Tahr

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    Agree they can take a lot of punishment!

    Earlier this year I took a buck, which when I skinned it, I found was carrying a .17HMR round embedded intact in its leg, which had obviously been there for some considerable time, as the wound was fully skinned over. It wasn't even limping!

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    nice job there monynut
    i hav done quite a few RTA's , usualy a phone call from a mate or local farmer, as they know i will take the carcass with me, not yet managed to get on the west mids police register but what you did even though sad sight to see , was a good thing

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    l have been stalking a good few years now and over the years l have only had to deal with probably a dozen to fifteen RTA's a few of them are ones l have found myself late at night returning home from an evenings lamping.

    Never a nice job especially this time of year when it involves the female of the species.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Roe Hunter
    Agree they can take a lot of punishment!

    Earlier this year I took a buck, which when I skinned it, I found was carrying a .17HMR round embedded intact in its leg, which had obviously been there for some considerable time, as the wound was fully skinned over. It wasn't even limping!
    In the past l have found .22 rims in muntjac sitting just under the skin, bloody unbelievable what some people will do.

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