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    Smashed jaw

    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?

    Regards

    Baguio

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    Rumen would continue to empty via the other stomachs.

    Section 161 of the Highways Act 1980 (England & Wales) makes it an offence to discharge a firearm within 50 ft of the centre of a highway with vehicular rights without lawful authority or excuse, if as a result a user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered.

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    Well done Baguio for ending its suffering..

    The thought of an animal starving to death with its jaw blown off doesn't sit well with me atall
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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    Thanks Apache, I assume then that the ruminating just ensures a better break down of the vegetation already eaten rather that a necessity then? Also, could you advise me on how long a roe rumen full of herbs and grass would take to empty please. We're trying to work out what timeish the poaching took place.
    And pheasant Sniper, it pissed me off big time. A friend of mine who has over 3 acres of rough garden and woods had a fallow buck that has lived around the garden for 18 months. It's wild but he could nearly hand feed it carrots after a year of taming. A week after I shot this roe he found it shot across the rear end top of back. It had dragged itself back to the edge of his garden. He obviously had to get out his .270 and end its suffering! Lots of poaching going on in Hampshire and Wiltshire sadly. Just so hard to catch them!

    All the best

    Baguio
    Last edited by baguio; 24-06-2013 at 06:43.

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    24-48 hours of not eating will significantly empty the rumen, but not totally.

    High adrenaline will delay stomach emptying.

    Difficult to say really.

    Section 161 of the Highways Act 1980 (England & Wales) makes it an offence to discharge a firearm within 50 ft of the centre of a highway with vehicular rights without lawful authority or excuse, if as a result a user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered.

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    Thank you Apache. I had no idea that it would take so long.
    Regards Baguio

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