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Old 12-01-2016, 04:43 PM
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Whether you're a hunter or not. I reckon it got gut shot on a neighbor's property and crawled over to mine. I didn't shoot it and I don't think I have any poachers.

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Old 12-01-2016, 04:56 PM
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Are you sure it was shot? Have you had EHD in the area? We have found several bucks killed by that disease and all were found at a water source.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:18 AM
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Is it possible that it just died of natural causes, or maybe it killed it's self. btw, my heart remains unbroken.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by turquoiseblue View Post
Are you sure it was shot? Have you had EHD in the area? We have found several bucks killed by that disease and all were found at a water source.
Good point. When EHD swept through MI a few years ago dead deer around a water source were very common.

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Old 12-02-2016, 11:27 AM
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When is the rut in your area? Could have been gored during a fight.
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:43 AM
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who knows how it died? I think if you closely inspected the carcass you would have a good probability of finding some indication of a bullet wound or bone or something. So it very well may have died of old age or sickness or whatever.
This post is a good reminder to all good hunters that shot placement and one shot is really all that is necessary. If you do not have a kill shot don't take it.
Unless you don't care and that's up to you.
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:12 PM
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I'd say it got tangled and couldn't pull loose from those vines and maybe broke it's neck? Happens quite often, especially if they get startled by the situation. Also, could have died from a disease as well.
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buzzards gotta eat too.
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same as worms
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:02 PM
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I would cut the head off and make a nice euro mount.
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post
Is it possible that it just died of natural causes, or maybe it killed it's self. btw, my heart remains unbroken.


Looks like some critters had a nice meal.
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:53 AM
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Maybe the cougars got it. Oh wait that's our problem down here in the glades.
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:04 PM
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If not killed by a hunter they live forever
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