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    attempted neck or head shot

    this is posted on other forumns for the obvious reason
    last night
    i met up with muddy and cwd222 at a farm i hav permission to stalk on
    whilst leaving muddy in a good vantage point myself and cwd went for a stroll when we happened across this fella




    this roebuck was no more than 25yrds approx, from us but was facing and walking away, cwd set up sticks and readied himself for the shot at this he then barked at the buck , no response so i whistled , still no response , the buck kept on walking away so we both shouted at it, still no response
    at this i told cwd just take the shot, as there was obviously something wrong,
    so cwd put crosshairs on his chest and pulled the trigger the buck dropped dead on the spot
    it was only when we reached the buck we knew why his behaviour was so odd
    this pic shows the exit wound of cwd's shot exit through the shoulder and a wound in the buck's neck, which was full of maggots and the stench was quite bad,the wound went all the way back upto his ear on the inside of the skin it was hollow except for the maggots


    this pic shows what flyblow can look like after a few days



    this pic
    if you look carefully on the left of the flyblow is a small entry wound, on the right of the flyblow is the exit wound


    this buck looks like it had a lucky escape from a non fatal neck shot, (which had been taken from a side on shot , which struck high in the neck )
    i think not
    how long he had been wandering around like this trying to feed and how far he had travelled since he had initially been shot is anybodys guess and with what calibre he was shot with also is up for debate
    just thought a few of you might like to see the end results of what could happen if a badly /missed placed neck or head shot occurs
    well done cwd what a first buck you took with me

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    so i'm thinking 3 things have happend here

    1. there is another stalker on the same ground ?
    2. another stalker on an adjacent ground has shot and the deer wandered into your ground ??

    3. your land or the other land has poaching on it ???

    either way well done for putting the beast out of its misery

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    Well done lads, poor little bugger must have been in agony. Looks to me as though you have poachers or your neighbours have someone who is taking shots without any thought for the deers welfare

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    Deer

    Atlest there will be no more suffering for that animal, well done to those involved in finishing it.

    Dave

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    Can't think many poachers would be keen on announcing their presence with a loud hunting rifle.

    It's nice to think it's only poachers who do this sort of thing, but I'd think it was probably a regular stalker who over-played their hand , the shot went wrong and they couldn't follow up as it didn't hinder the deer's flight.

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    what ever happened to him i dont know but hes sure glad you guys put him out of the pain he was in.well done lads.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Xim
    so i'm thinking 3 things have happend here

    1. there is another stalker on the same ground ?
    2. another stalker on an adjacent ground has shot and the deer wandered into your ground ??

    3. your land or the other land has poaching on it ???

    either way well done for putting the beast out of its misery
    the buck in question is not one i hav seen on the ground before and the ground is only 500 acres
    xim
    to your thinking
    (1) yes there is but he don't shoot there any more as i do it all and he has adjacent ground which he now lets me manage so he is out of the equation and he always lets me know if he loses one
    but i do adjoin a big estate and no-one there has yet owned up but time could tell
    3 can't comment on poaching but the wound is certainlly suspect i think muddy was on the button with it being a small calibre
    but a roe shot like this in the rut can move for miles as it will now keep getting chased away by other aggressive bucks and could like i say be chased from territory to territory as he will not be up for rutting with the amount of pain
    yes it was a pleasing moment to know we ended such suffering

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    I dont think any of us will know how this buck got in this state or who did it, but I am very glad that I could put an end to its suffering.

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    and so you did my friend
    next time can you smile for the camera
    take care to you both, till the next time
    stone

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    Well done for putting the beast out of his agony boys,and,as far as fly blow is concerned,there is enough there to finish off a full carcass........Martin.

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