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Thread: Caught on fencing

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    Caught on fencing

    Had to shoot this Fallow buck yesterday morning at a land fill site.

    It's right next door to where I stalk a few acres for Fallow, Roe and Muntjac. I had been out the evening before to try for Fallow but they came into my field ten yards behind me and I could not move or I would have bumped them, so no shot
    When they had gone my GWP Max looked at me as if to say "I told you they were there".

    Anyway it was ironic that I should get a call that a deer was caught in fencing the next day at the site. It's a string type fencing that is used to try and catch all the paper and plastic that the wind picks up on the land fill.

    I was hoping to release him but he had too much free movement backwards and forwards and in full antler it was just too dangerous. Just like RTA's, very sad to shoot deer in these situations.





    Max

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    About 40 years ago my father had to do the same to a deer caught in a fence. On display in the local hotel the antlers are claimed to be the record Scottish fallow head,
    Jim

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    Nice looking buck shame it hadto end like that,but it was the safest thing to do and didnt suffer a long lingering death like some,good job done

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    Max
    Sad to see but the right decision in the end.

    Jonathon

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    Dont let the greenies see the pics for gods sake ..they will want a ban on the netting on cruelty grounds..we all know what they are like.

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    Hey - ho ! You must have stalked past that place dozens of times - and never imagined - - - - Sad ! Max will be saying, "Why the noisy rifle, Boss ?. Just use the net ! "
    Opinions often differ according to unknown circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecoman View Post
    Hey - ho ! You must have stalked past that place dozens of times - and never imagined - - - - Sad ! Max will be saying, "Why the noisy rifle, Boss ?. Just use the net ! "
    I get enough looks from Max as it is without you egging him on

    ATB

    Max

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    If you ever need a home for him - - - - - - - - - - - - ! Great stalking colour for the hill.
    Opinions often differ according to unknown circumstances.

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    A sad situation but you made the right call! any pics of the head without the netting?

    ATB

    Rob
    243Sako

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    Quote Originally Posted by 243Sako View Post
    A sad situation but you made the right call! any pics of the head without the netting?

    ATB

    Rob
    243Sako
    Sorry no.

    One of the site workers asked me to cut the antler's off for him, said he was a stick maker

    He was no medal but I would have been very happy to have taken him in the field when stalking. And yes I would have kept the head.

    ATB

    Max

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