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Old 12-20-2015, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Better pictures of buck with neck wound.

Had some corn left over from filling feeders today, so I scatter some around in front of our Spartan camera where the wounded buck comes on/off our property. Hand corn rules as that dude ate corn for 43 minutes straight.

I got some much better pictures of what I believe is an exit wound:




These next pics show what I believe would be the entrance side. This first picture the spot seems out of alignment with the exit wound:


This picture however shows about the posture and angle that the deer could have been at to make the entrance and exit wound line up:
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:58 PM   #2
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Wow that's crazy, glad he made it!
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:08 AM   #3
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Ouch. That is so close to death. Tough critters
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:11 AM   #4
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Think you're spot on. On another note, I don't think he's a very old deer, but has lots of potential. 4.5 tops, but possibly 3
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:15 AM   #5
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Think you're spot on. On another note, I don't think he's a very old deer, but has lots of potential. 4.5 tops, but possibly 3

I think so too.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:51 AM   #6
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Agreed, looks like a gunshot wound. Sad. Do you think he is 13"? I see the same almost every year.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:51 AM   #7
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He's a Good young buck. Glad he made it.
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:54 PM   #8
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Agreed, looks like a gunshot wound. Sad. Do you think he is 13"? I see the same almost every year.

Yeah I think he'd make 13. He's got good mass. I like him. He's a nice looking young deer in person. If he'll stay in that creek bottom and on our place for the next two weeks, he'll be alright. My protein feeder was just about empty. I added some feed to it over the weekend. He just needs to hang with me and let me feed him another year. :-)

I would think he's going to end up with a scar or something that ought to make him easy to recognize.
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:57 PM   #9
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:05 PM   #10
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:13 PM   #11
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If that's a gunshot wound it didn't penetrate 2"
More likely from a fight or even a broken tree limb
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:30 PM   #12
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Any pics of him cleaning it? Buck doesn't look all that young with the roman nose and calluses starting to form on knees.
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:32 PM   #13
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Not being paralyzed is what's weird.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:29 PM   #14
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If that's a gunshot wound it didn't penetrate 2"

More likely from a fight or even a broken tree limb

It went in one side and out the other. The gnarly looking side is the exit wound.
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:25 PM   #15
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Any pics of him cleaning it? Buck doesn't look all that young with the roman nose and calluses starting to form on knees.

No pics of him cleaning it. I watched him Friday evening for about 15 mins and then again Saturday morning. He acts like nothing happened.

What age would you put him at?

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Old 12-22-2015, 02:30 PM   #16
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Agreed, looks like a gunshot wound. Sad. Do you think he is 13"? I see the same almost every year.
from the 3rd pic I think hed go 13"
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:21 PM   #17
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I'm surprised that didn't kill him! Not a bad deer
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:06 PM   #18
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Not sure on age, but he looks to be 13", and just in case that wound is painful, you might want to go ahead and give him a carbon injection.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:33 PM   #19
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This is a tough deer to age. But the more I look at him the older he looks. 6.5+. On the other hand those HCO cell cams are so much better than the coverts. I have one and it works well. I also have 2 of the Reconyx 950s cell cams and they are sweet!
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:46 PM   #20
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This is a tough deer to age. But the more I look at him the older he looks. 6.5+. On the other hand those HCO cell cams are so much better than the coverts. I have one and it works well. I also have 2 of the Reconyx 950s cell cams and they are sweet!

It is nice with the Spartan Cameras to be able to get high quality images sent to you when you want them. Always wanted to try one of the Reconyx cell cams, just too much coin for me.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:02 AM   #21
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On the Spartan cams how do you get the high quality pics sent to you? I never have been able to figure it out. Is it complicated? Could you explain to me in detail?
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:03 AM   #22
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On the Spartan cams how do you get the high quality pics sent to you? I never have been able to figure it out. Is it complicated? Could you explain to me in detail?

You have to use their premium portal service, which $3/month. With it you get the GoApp for iPhone or Android for free. You can request the HD pic from the app or online through the portal. You should have gotten a free month trial of the portal with the purchase of the GoCam.

So, first question is, are you using premium?
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:05 AM   #23
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I don't believe I am. Isn't there a setting in the camera for this?
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:41 AM   #24
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There are 3 resolutions you can get pictures sent in with the Spartan's: 640x480, 1280x960, and full size from the SD card.

640x480 is the only resolution that is available (as far as I know) w/o the premium service.

640x480 & 1280x960 are the programmed choices with the premium service. 640x480 is what most every cell camera has been using the last few years. Unless my batteries are showing low, I only use 1280x960 because the pictures are SO much better than 640x480.

If you see something you want an even better look at, you can request the hi res version of the picture. The next time the camera is triggered or a scheduled event occurs, the picture directly from SD card will be sent to you.

The settings to choose between 640x480 and 1280x960 are on the web portal or app. I do not believe they are in the cameras menu.

To give you an idea, with 640x480's you can have about 5000 pictures a month sent and stay within the data plan limits for ATT GoCams. With 1280x960 pics it's about 1600 pics/month.

One of the cool things about the premium services is that though the portal you can program up to 20 text or email addresses to receive camera pictures. Whether it's 1 or 20 it uses the same amount of data to distribute the pictures. The camera only sends it to the portal one time so there is only one data usage. I have the GoWireless App on my iPhone. I get pics sent to me on it from our 3 Spartans and 3 other Spartans that a buddy in NJ owns.

If your camera came with a free months premium service, use it for that month. Get the phone app. It's that good. It blows away every control system for a cell camera you've used before. Covert will be releasing a similar phone app to control their cameras early next year from what I'm hearing.

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Old 12-23-2015, 10:03 AM   #25
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When I open my iPhone app, this is what I see:

When I choose an individual camera it looks like this. I can select a single picture and zoom in on it. I can email or text it directly from the app with the "share" button.

I can change all the camera settings from the app. As many changes as I want at one time:

As far as I know you can put the app on any android device, iPhone, iPad etc. there is only one premium charge per camera per month, there is no charge for the app. So you pay the premium charge for the camera each month and anyone you want to have pics from your camera can use the app for free on their device.

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Old 12-23-2015, 01:55 PM   #26
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Thanks for the help! Going to get mine set up as soon as possible.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:04 PM   #27
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All these folks saying he should be paralyzed or dead. Looks way high for that, looks like solid neck meat. Good buck, I think he is young also. Hopefully he blows up for you next year and with an injury who knows what kind of shenanigans will sprout from his head int the summer.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:21 PM   #28
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Thanks for the help! Going to get mine set up as soon as possible.

Your welcome. I think you can find everything you need here. There are several demo/tutorials there.

https://www.spartancamera.com/home
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:24 PM   #29
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Regardless of age, he'll get a pass from me this year as long as he keeps doing well. He's hitting protein 2 or 3 times a day right now. Came in again this evening:

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Old 12-23-2015, 08:29 PM   #30
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About 5 years ago this guy ducked my arrow but got a good sized gash. This was taken by a rifle hunter 2 weeks after I creased him.He was seen 3 more times that year. I never saw him myself or I would have tried again. It's kinda hard to see.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:30 PM   #31
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Wow, that's a thick necked rascal!
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:33 PM   #32
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Wow, that's a thick necked rascal!
That's the biggest deer I have ever laid eyes on. I watched him for 45 minutes. Counting and scoring . I kept getting 160. I couldn't believe it though. I guessed him at 250 + live weight . The game wardens couldn't believe it either.
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:48 PM   #33
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He just came over the fence for a midday protein snack:
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:56 PM   #34
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His name should be lucky. .
he looks like a young deer with potential to me, hope he makes it and stays on your place...
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Old 12-27-2015, 01:09 PM   #35
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I'd have thought that shot would have broke his vertebrae. Tough dude
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:24 PM   #36
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Based on this, and the fact that he alive, I'd say it went above all bone in his neck.
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:29 PM   #37
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That buck is going to be an absolute beast in 2/3 years. His neck looks to be healing.
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #38
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I don't think he's a young deer but didn't we establish that bucks could only be aged by the size of their sack?

Hopefully gangrene doesn't set in and get him. That'd be a terrible shame.
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:48 PM   #39
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I don't think he's a young deer but didn't we establish that bucks could only be aged by the size of their sack?

Hopefully gangrene doesn't set in and get him. That'd be a terrible shame.

It's been 2 weeks minimum since he was shot, so I would think the odds are tilting in his favor day by day.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:00 AM   #40
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He was in my feed pen for 30 minutes right before dark and he's back in there again. I guess I'll take some protein out for him this weekend. I virtually never have antlers consistently on protein this time of year, so I'm gonna feed this dude. :-)

I need some good color pics to see how that wound is looking. IR ain't much for that:
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:16 AM   #41
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I don't see a young deer. I see a wore out older deer but either way it is cool that you now have a little history with this guy. Hope he blows up next year and you close the book on him.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:22 AM   #42
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If that's a gunshot wound it didn't penetrate 2"
More likely from a fight or even a broken tree limb
This was my 1st thought too...I have one just like him, but in the shoulder...

He came in that after noon - clean - next afternoon hole in the shoulder...

Part of the ranch he was at, was a ZERO percent chance he was shot...


Gonna follow this thread...very interesting.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:36 AM   #43
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We are 99% sure it's a gunshot wound.
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:13 PM   #44
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Looks like a gunshot wound as well. They are tough animals. Looks like he will likely make it.
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:30 AM   #45
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These animals amaze me!
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:29 AM   #46
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Glad he made it!
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