RTA

monynut

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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.

 

Thar

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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. :eek:

Best rgds

Tahr
 

Roe Hunter

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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!
 

stone

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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
 

monynut

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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.
 

monynut

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Roe Hunter said:
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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