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Deers can come back to life and kill.

In my Emergency Department days, I recall a deer which was hit by a car and entered the vehicle through the windshield, came back to consciousness and nearly killed the driver with its hooves.
Old 10-25-2019, 07:37 AM
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This is why I will not hunt without a pistol on my hip. Tracking a deer while carrying around a rifle is a pain in the ass, but you never approach a downed animal without the ability to dispatch it immediately.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
This is why I will not hunt without a pistol on my hip. Tracking a deer while carrying around a rifle is a pain in the ass, but you never approach a downed animal without the ability to dispatch it immediately.
having a pistol with you is illegal in Illinois. Just keep the trusty 12 ga in hand.

Then when you walk up to the deer - kick it in the balls. That would wake me up if I'm just faking it so it should work for them too.
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Originally Posted by Kendall View Post
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In my Emergency Department days, I recall a deer which was hit by a car and entered the vehicle through the windshield, came back to consciousness and nearly killed the driver with its hooves.
I knew a guy who had this happen back in the day, but a little differently.
He tossed a traffic-hit deer he thought was dead in the back of his truck to take home and butcher.
He stopped at a rural 7-11 to get beer, and when he came out, the deer had regained consciousness.
It was sliding around on the plastic bed liner, its hooves unable to get traction.
Jimmy, being the consumate provider, jumped in the back of the truck to dispatch the deer with his knife.
The deer put about ten hoof prints on him and then scampered away.
A half dozen or so guys at the 7-11 on Rt 15 to Leesburg got to witness it.
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Originally Posted by Brass Monkey View Post
having a pistol with you is illegal in Illinois. Just keep the trusty 12 ga in hand.

Then when you walk up to the deer - kick it in the balls. That would wake me up if I'm just faking it so it should work for them too.
That sucks. What's the point in that? A pistol (assuming drop safe and in a holster) is much safer to carry in rough terrain than a long gun. Thankfully not the the case in SC.
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Originally Posted by Brass Monkey View Post
having a pistol with you is illegal in Illinois. Just keep the trusty 12 ga in hand.

Then when you walk up to the deer - kick it in the balls. That would wake me up if I'm just faking it so it should work for them too.
why?
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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
I knew a guy who had this happen back in the day, but a little differently.
He tossed a traffic-hit deer he thought was dead in the back of his truck to take home and butcher.
He stopped at a rural 7-11 to get beer, and when he came out, the deer had regained consciousness.
It was sliding around on the plastic bed liner, its hooves unable to get traction.
Jimmy, being the consumate provider, jumped in the back of the truck to dispatch the deer with his knife.
The deer put about ten hoof prints on him and then scampered away.
A half dozen or so guys at the 7-11 on Rt 15 to Leesburg got to witness it.
A lady died just down the road from one of our plants when she hit a deer in a late 90's camaro. Hoofs came through the windshield and kicked her to death.
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And just to think Bambi was such a good little fawn.
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There is a chance that deer will jump through your bedroom window while you are sleeping. To be prepared you hunters should really be in full hunters dress with rifle in hand at all times. This includes while sleeping, working, driving to store, sitting on toilet. You never know......
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Originally Posted by Kendall View Post

Deers can come back to life and kill.
Sorry I can't resist.

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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
This is why I will not hunt without a pistol on my hip. Tracking a deer while carrying around a rifle is a pain in the ass, but you never approach a downed animal without the ability to dispatch it immediately.
This. Just part of normal hunting.
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
There is a chance that deer will jump through your bedroom window while you are sleeping. To be prepared you hunters should really be in full hunters dress with rifle in hand at all times. This includes while sleeping, working, driving to store, sitting on toilet. You never know......
Didn't get in the house, but my uncle had one knock out a sliding glass door trying to headbutt his own reflection. Thankfully didn't go inside and tear anything up.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
That sucks. What's the point in that? A pistol (assuming drop safe and in a holster) is much safer to carry in rough terrain than a long gun. Thankfully not the the case in SC.
Yep - You can hunt with a large caliber wheel gun or single shot. So I guess technically you can have a hand gun if you are hunting with it. But you can't carry your glock or any semi-auto.

From the Illinois DNR site.
LEGAL HUNTING DEVICES • Shotguns, loaded with slugs only, of not larger than 10 nor smaller than 20 gauge, not capable of firing more than 3 consecutive slugs; or • Single- or double-barreled muzzleloading rifles of at least .45 caliber shooting a single projectile through a barrel of at least 16 inches in length; or • Centerfire revolvers or centerfire single-shot handguns of .30 caliber or larger with a minimum barrel length of 4 inches; or • On private land only, archery equipment may be used with a FIREARM permit ONLY during the Firearm Seasons Nov. 22-24 & Dec. 5-8.

IT IS UNLAWFUL: a. to possess any rifle in the field during firearm deer season EXCEPT muzzleloading rifles used by deer hunters only. No person may have in his possession any firearm not authorized by administrative rule for a specific hunting season when taking deer. b. for any person having taken the legal limit of deer by firearm to further participate with a firearm in any deer hunting party. c. to drive deer, or participate in a deer drive, on all Department-owned or managed properties. A deer drive is defined as a deliberate action by one or more persons (whether armed or unarmed) whose intent is to cause deer to move within firearm range of one or more participating hunters. For more details regarding deer hunting laws, please refer to the Hunting Digest; or contact the DNR Law Enforcement Office at 217-782-6431 or the Permit Office at 217-782-7305.
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Years back a lady hit a dear which came through the window and ended up in the back of the van and killed a kid in a car seat.

A friend of mine went out back to get something and left the door from his garage to his house open. A deer got in his garage then into his house. He heard something so he rain inside and the deer was freaking out. By the time he got it out of the house it did over $40,000 in damage.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
That sucks. What's the point in that? A pistol (assuming drop safe and in a holster) is much safer to carry in rough terrain than a long gun. Thankfully not the the case in SC.
Ditto that; not a fan of being in the woods without a pistol.
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Originally Posted by Brass Monkey View Post
having a pistol with you is illegal in Illinois. Just keep the trusty 12 ga in hand.

Then when you walk up to the deer - kick it in the balls. That would wake me up if I'm just faking it so it should work for them too.
Originally Posted by Dillard88 View Post
why?
Why? Because it hurts. Have you never been kicked in the balls? It hurts really, really bad.




j/k. I know what you were asking.
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