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    roe with no front legs!!

    Was out this morning and I came around the corner of the wood and saw 2 deer out on the field. One a normal young buck and the other really wierd. At first I thought hare (one for ELMER ) but then realised it was far too big. Next I thought muntie, but surely not in Yorkshire. As my mind raced the 2 deer decided I might be trouble and started to run toward the wood.

    At this point I realised it was a roe but its front legs, both of them, must have been at least a foot too short. I couldnt see if they were properly formed and didnt have the presence of mind to go and study the "slots".

    It seemed quite heavy in the body and it certainly had a decent turn of speed. I've never seen the like of it IN ROE. Has anyone else?


    (and yes I KNOW there are forever of fallow running around the countryside with missing legs)

    and before we get in to the whole "its a hare FFS" territory I have shot 36 deer so far this year so I do know what Im looking at

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootingduckdog View Post

    and before we get in to the whole "its a hare FFS" territory I have shot 36 deer so far this year so I do know what Im looking at
    I've never shot a deer OR a hare, but I'd bloody well hope I could tell the difference
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    Think curiosity would get the better of me and id be out tonight with the binoculars
    regards
    Jimmy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy milnes View Post
    Think curiosity would get the better of me and id be out tonight with the binoculars
    regards
    Jimmy

    I know what I`d be taking as well as the binos, it would be a priority to remove it , regardless off sex !!!!
    That's if it`s your ground to shoot on

    Bob

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    It is my intention to return until dealt with.

    However its not a given that it "needs" shooting. 3 legged fallow do very well and although I shoot them by preference if seen in a group I have often wondered if I am actually prevfenting suffering.

    It will be really interesting if I can get it shot to see what the state of play is

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    Hi
    I rem same years ago on Longleat Estate.
    Doe season, buttons on head, with 'tush' but front end lower - watched for ages and could not make a decision. It carried on feeding as normal.
    Debriefed later by Headstalker, the late Edgar James, who clarified it was a doe with no front legs below knee. Seen about for sometime and nowt wrong otherwise - cant rem how now but skin had hardened over and managing just fine!
    L

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    if it was me i would be watching for it again, its a nightmare when youve seen something but your just not sure? atb hope you sort it, doug,
    DONT START

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    to be clear I was certain about its deformity by the time it was going out of view

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    Grasscutting incident around silage time i reckon, seen/dealt with a few such kids.

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