Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Topics of Interest > Outdoor Sports

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 12th, 2017, 07:39 PM #11
inkd's Avatar
inkd inkd is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ridge
Posts: 4,351
inkd inkd is online now
Senior Member
inkd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ridge
Posts: 4,351
I would put it down. I can't stand to see an animal suffer.
inkd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2017, 07:41 PM #12
wilcam47's Avatar
wilcam47 wilcam47 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: IN IDAHO!!!!!!!!
Posts: 19,242
Send a message via MSN to wilcam47 Send a message via Yahoo to wilcam47
wilcam47 wilcam47 is offline
Senior Member
wilcam47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: IN IDAHO!!!!!!!!
Posts: 19,242
Send a message via MSN to wilcam47 Send a message via Yahoo to wilcam47
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlBeight View Post
Put it down. Things will only get worse for it from here on as it gets steadily colder and food becomes more scarce. If concerned about eating a tag, call DNR & have an officer come out & look at the photos. You may get an exception. Tell them you are too concerned to eat it as it could be diseased, but the humanitarian thing would be to put it down. Maybe they’ll take care of it for you. Good luck to you.
the amount of deer in MD the dnr isnt going to care about coming out for it...Id say put it down if you have the chance to get it. That would be the best interest of the animal. If you are holding out for a buck that you know is coming in then I'd wait for that one. I had a ragged deer that looked like hell but not much I could do about it since it was out of bow range, I never did see it afterwards so I doubt it made it through the winter. Sad but thats the circle of life. worms and buzzards got to eat too..
__________________
I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker. ~Voltaire


Air Force Veteran--20yrs 14 days
wilcam47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2017, 07:42 PM #13
Nnztg8r's Avatar
Nnztg8r Nnztg8r is offline
Extinguished member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: in the woods...on a hill
Posts: 12,239
Nnztg8r Nnztg8r is offline
Extinguished member
Nnztg8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: in the woods...on a hill
Posts: 12,239
I'd be curious just how he sustained those two broken ankles/legs.
__________________
I endeavor to be but half the man my dogs believe me to be.

The more folks I meet, the more I like my dogs.

Those who would give up their freedom for security will end up with neither...
Nnztg8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2017, 07:55 PM #14
5.56blaster's Avatar
5.56blaster 5.56blaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Peoples Republic of Maryland
Posts: 5,225
5.56blaster 5.56blaster is offline
Senior Member
5.56blaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Peoples Republic of Maryland
Posts: 5,225
If you kill it, eat it. If it dies it fries.

Last edited by 5.56blaster; November 12th, 2017 at 08:55 PM.
5.56blaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2017, 11:12 AM #15
snallygaster's Avatar
snallygaster snallygaster is offline
Old Appalachia
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wintergreen, VA
Posts: 7,772
snallygaster snallygaster is offline
Old Appalachia
snallygaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wintergreen, VA
Posts: 7,772
Put it down. Eat it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
You cannot be brave from a distance.
snallygaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2017, 12:14 PM #16
Doctor_M's Avatar
Doctor_M Doctor_M is online now
Certified Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The People's Republic of Maryland
Posts: 10,199
Doctor_M Doctor_M is online now
Certified Mad Scientist
Doctor_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The People's Republic of Maryland
Posts: 10,199
I would put it down if I came across it... it looks like it is in for a rough month or two before nature takes its course. I wouldn't bother to ask permission to do it, but that's just me.
Doctor_M is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2017, 12:25 PM #17
songlaw songlaw is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Clarksville
Posts: 79
songlaw songlaw is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Clarksville
Posts: 79
Nature

I would let nature take its course. Who knows? The damn thing could rally, and live a full life. Or, it could suffer and die, and be picked apart by predators and scavengers.

"Damn, nature! You scary!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge4oufdIOMc
songlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2017, 01:03 PM #18
67temp's Avatar
67temp 67temp is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dundalk
Posts: 619
67temp 67temp is online now
Member
67temp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dundalk
Posts: 619
I had a similar situation a few weeks ago while hunting. It was a buck of similar size and he had a broken back knee that looked like it had healed. He also had a messed up rack at the base like he may have fractured his skull. He was slow moving and walked with a limp. I figured if he was out and eating then he probably has a chance of making it on his own. He had no problem trying to run when he needed to.

2 yeas ago I passed on a larger doe to take out a smaller one that had a little nub where the front shoulder should have been, one of rear legs had previously been broken and had a knot. So she was down to 2.5 working legs, and was basically hopping along. stopping every few feet to catch her balance.
67temp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2017, 01:14 PM #19
HeatSeeker's Avatar
HeatSeeker HeatSeeker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,589
HeatSeeker HeatSeeker is offline
Senior Member
HeatSeeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,589
Possibly...http://www.deermanagement.us/deer-wi...injury-or-dise
__________________
HeatSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2017, 01:21 PM #20
outrider58's Avatar
outrider58 outrider58 is offline
Feeding Trolls Since 2014
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Anywhere Merryland
Posts: 20,913
outrider58 outrider58 is offline
Feeding Trolls Since 2014
outrider58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Anywhere Merryland
Posts: 20,913
Probably bluetongue. Swollen hooves is a classic symptom. If it is, he's a gonner. I'd put it down and not eat it. I don't eat sick animals.

__________________
"
...I didn't shoot him that hard." Dirty Harry

"We keep you alive to serve this ship...row well and live" Quintus Arius
outrider58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Topics of Interest > Outdoor Sports


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2017, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service