What would you do if you saw an sick/injured deer? - Page 3 - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > Rifle Hunting
Rifle Hunting Discuss Rifle Season topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 12-19-2012, 09:17 PM
graygoat graygoat is offline
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1
Default

The right thing to do is to end the misery. Then let mother nature take its course with the critters. I have shot deer and two days later have had bucks walking over the blood trail and it not bother them. Its an ethical thing. Last Saturday my son now 35 saw a deer coming towards him with an arrow facing from front to back lodging in the rear ham and a cantaloupe size bump on it. We were hunting a very nice 10 pointer on a small 35 acre parcel when this happened. When we met after the hunt my son told me what happened and that he shot the deer to end the misery. After examining the deer a bow hunter had taken one of the worst angle shots ever and the deer was in pain ever since. I am very proud of my son for ending the agony of this deer and we are still hunting the ten pointer post rut and if no shots we will shed hunt him and return next year to hopefully be successful.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 05:15 AM
BruceBruce1959's Avatar
BruceBruce1959 BruceBruce1959 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 5,427
Default

Graygoat, if your son didn't tag the injured deer he shot, then what your son did was wrong and illegal. I do understand his reason for doing it but we cannot disregard the laws to do as we please. Hopefully if this ever happens again to you or anyone else in your hunting party, you'll encourage them to call a wildlife official and let them deal with it. Good luck
__________________
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 06:58 AM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,709
Default

we talked about this: I fully understand the ethical issue, however, with current laws as they are, your son could face serious fines as well as loosing his license for several years. Now I understand that something like 27 states recognize violations from each state and a violation in any one of them prevents you from purchasing a license in all of them. Just something to consider when issue like this present themselves. On private land I may have done the same thing, maybe??? Always a tough question and no simple answer. Just know your laws!
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 10:39 AM
tator's Avatar
tator tator is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Posts: 3,185
Default

If this same scenario were mine, I would be ready to tag the animal, but before doing so I would call my local game warden and tell him the deal. I would also tell him that I am ready and willing to tag the deer, but wanted to see if he wanted to look at it or if there was a way for him to collect it for any sampling they may be doing or to help feed the hungry. If he says no to both of those, I tag the deer. That's ethical.
__________________
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2012, 08:09 PM
Win73 Win73 is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 68
Default

Since I live in Alabama and we have a three and a half month long deer season with a limit of two a day, one of which can be a buck, I definitely would shoot it. After it was down then I would determine what to do with it.

We do have a three buck season limit, so the only way I would not shoot it is if it was a buck and I had already killed three bucks.
__________________
(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 12-21-2012, 07:37 PM
Hellbilly's Avatar
Hellbilly Hellbilly is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Citra,Fl
Posts: 897
Default

BOOM finish it
__________________
Born on a mountain raised in a cave huntin and fishin is all I crave
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 12-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,709
Default

Ok, so lets say it's a doe and you do not have a doe tag, what do you do? I am torn by the injured animal and following the rule of law. I try to stay on the right side of the law in everything I do. My heart says put it down and my brain says let nature do it's work.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2012, 08:41 AM
BruceBruce1959's Avatar
BruceBruce1959 BruceBruce1959 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 5,427
Default

I agree with you HM, we all know nature will take its course, I don't think any of us take joy seeing wounded animals struggle or suffer but I am always going to follow the laws of the land as I would hope every hunter would do as well.
__________________
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7709
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595427
timberghost3916
joel the signman3608
tator3185
gfdeputy22879
delbert1514
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
trail cam photos.
kemster99
trail cam photos.
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8