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Old 02-12-2018, 08:10 PM   #1
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Yotes or Cougar are my best guess. Looks like the attack happened 40 yards from my front door...buck was found dead about 30 yards from my bedroom. There is fur in the barbed wire where it had went through or got dragged through. Not sure if it was a fight between the deer and the killer(s) or just drag marks from it/them eating. Blood was all over the place in about a 20 yard circle.

Iím a light sleeper and often wake to coyotes howling/yipping in the distance...my dog is pretty vigilant as well and she was in her bed in my room and never alerted. Look at the missing front quarter and how much of the deer seemed to be missing, I lean towards a pack of yotes, but because the dog and I didnít hear anything I tend to think lion.

Something killed one of my longhorn calfs last year.

We are overrun with coyotes. Lots of bobcats and foxes out here too. Many of the neighbors have seen mountain lions over the years. One neighbor saw a kudamundi go after his barn cat. Another neighbor swears up and down him and his wife watched a jaguarundi walk across the dirt road....and the next door neighbors saw it as well. Crazy stuff around here.



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Old 02-12-2018, 08:13 PM   #2
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Wow thats too close to home
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:13 PM   #3
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wow that is crazy, good looking buck too. Very odd your dog didn't get alarmed!
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:16 PM   #4
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Don't think it's a mountain lion.
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:16 PM   #5
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wow that is crazy, good looking buck too. Very odd your dog didn't get alarmed!


Yeah, Iím bewildered. Many years ago I had a neighbors husky kill one of my sheep. I drug it into the creek behind my house...about the same distance. The yotes came and got it that night.....man they were loud!! Waiting for one to knock on the door! This is why I have a very hard time believing it was a pack of yotes. Iíll be sitting out there soon, waiting and watching and ready to smoke something.
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:19 PM   #6
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I have a new calf on the ground and a few on the way, so Iím very concerned. I tried calling a few weeks ago and dropped this bobcat (my second one out here).

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Old 02-12-2018, 08:24 PM   #7
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I think if it had been a mountain lion, the deer would have had a broken back....that is their MO.
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:26 PM   #8
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Thatís crazy stuff right there
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:26 PM   #9
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Yeah, Iím bewildered. Many years ago I had a neighbors husky kill one of my sheep. I drug it into the creek behind my house...about the same distance. The yotes came and got it that night.....man they were loud!! Waiting for one to knock on the door! This is why I have a very hard time believing it was a pack of yotes. Iíll be sitting out there soon, waiting and watching and ready to smoke something.
You should invest in several trail cameras and see what's going on.
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:29 PM   #10
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My vote is dogs or coyotes. I can't see any sign of a bite on the neck.
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:29 PM   #11
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Don't think it's a mountain lion.
Nope. They don't eat that much and would not have ate it there..
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:30 PM   #12
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Mountain lion would have drug it and hid it somewhere also
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:41 PM   #13
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That's a old buck too.
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:45 PM   #14
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That was a nice buck too
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:52 PM   #15
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My vote is dogs or coyotes. I can't see any sign of a bite on the neck.


I inspected the neck, there were some fairly large punctures (either side), though I couldnít say it was K-9 or Cat. Highly unlikely it was dogs, we donít have many roamers around here...especially a pack.
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:58 PM   #16
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holy cow
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:59 PM   #17
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Dang they torn into that dude!


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Old 02-12-2018, 09:03 PM   #18
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I just walked out to grab some firewood and figured Iíd run the spotlight over thereÖ Just saw a pair of eyesI move into the woods in the pasture. I guess itís time to suit up and slip out there and wait
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:05 PM   #19
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:06 PM   #20
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I would tend to think a lion would drag it off and eat some and cover it up . I would think coyotes , but can`t say why they were not heard . Except for the killing part , could be hogs maybe .
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:07 PM   #21
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Yotes. Neck shows no sign of trauma. Big cat always goes for the neck to kill quickly
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:11 PM   #22
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My money is on coyotes. Don't believe a lion would make such a mess of things.

I found a dead doe in the woods once in Arkansas in an area known to have lions. One of the hind quarters was eaten down to the bone, very neatly in fact. It was just after daylight and a fresh kill and... I left. I had heard lions squalling there in the weeks prior.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:02 PM   #23
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That looks like what a pack of coyotes will do, or a pack of wild dogs.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:33 AM   #24
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Yup...I.m with the yote guys. Yotes usually start from the rear.
The backstraps still look good!
Get some trail cams or even a inexpensive security cam system around house for like $400 at Costco. You'll know what going on soon enough.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:07 AM   #25
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Bears are pretty quiet...(just to stir the pot)

Seriously,...probably just yotes from the mess they made of that poor buck.
Good luck hunting down the killer/s.

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Old 02-13-2018, 07:13 AM   #26
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Waiting for an update!
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:17 AM   #27
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Yotes or dogs is my guess as well...

Maybe....maybe a black panther if you neighbors have seen one in the area...
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:18 AM   #28
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That is wild. Happy hunting what ever it is that did it.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:24 AM   #29
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Crazy that the Yotes didn't wake you or even alert your dog. Personally, I think your dog was in on it. That's why the Yotes left some backstrap
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:26 AM   #30
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:29 AM   #31
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Definitely looks like a pack thing, but that close to home and you didnt hear anything is very weird.

To have that much damage and no noise really doesn't make much sense.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:29 AM   #32
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Is there a highway close by ? I was wondering if he got hit and made himself an easy target.

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Old 02-13-2018, 07:30 AM   #33
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Dang they definitely tore it up. I would vote coyotes as well. As others have said usually lions will kill it and drag to hiding place to slowly eat it.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:40 AM   #34
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I ain't saying it was a chupacabra but it was a chupacabra that did that. Maybe a whole pack of them.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:20 AM   #35
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Maybe it was some undocumented hunters.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:32 AM   #36
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Well I sat out there last night, for about 2 hours. Of course I didnít see anything with a gun in my hand. It was very dark and quite last night. I woke up several times last night and would listen, not hearing anything. Got up at 6 and snuck around the house and scanned with the red light...nothing but cows at that time. Buck got dragged about 10-15 yards, laying next to an oak tree. Of course I scanned the trees as I approached. One of the back legs was removed and the other backstrap gone.

I might drag it over to my feeder and let the Reconx get pics.

One of my cows delivered this morning. About a 100yards from this buck.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:34 AM   #37
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That's just a poor shot location from a Rage











somebody had to do it, so I chose me.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:21 PM   #38
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I'm betting it's a bigfoot that killed the buck! LOL

To be serious, if it was a cat, the deer would have been covered by grass, leaves and branches.

More than likely a dog or yote!
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:29 PM   #39
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That's a shame was going to be a good buck next season!
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:39 PM   #40
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that ain't nothing but a chupacabra that hadn't eaten in a while.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:59 PM   #41
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Lol at jaguarundis and kudamundis. Y'all sure have a healthy imagination out there.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:02 PM   #42
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:14 PM   #43
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Sounds like we need to have some TBH varmit killing get to gathers at you place.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:45 PM   #44
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:21 PM   #45
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Well I sat out there last night, for about 2 hours. Of course I didnít see anything with a gun in my hand. It was very dark and quite last night. I woke up several times last night and would listen, not hearing anything. Got up at 6 and snuck around the house and scanned with the red light...nothing but cows at that time. Buck got dragged about 10-15 yards, laying next to an oak tree. Of course I scanned the trees as I approached. One of the back legs was removed and the other backstrap gone.

I might drag it over to my feeder and let the Reconx get pics.

One of my cows delivered this morning. About a 100yards from this buck.
Traps would have been nice
I have no patience with Coyotes.
I admire their wariness, But I kill them at every occasion

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Old 02-13-2018, 05:31 PM   #46
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following and not giving my opinion....
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:53 PM   #47
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you know theres squatch in them woods...if you want to get hem you gotta go full ghilly.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:53 PM   #48
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A pack of black panthers will do that too
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:35 PM   #49
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Love the GS peanut gallery. Always amusing and can always rely on them to chime in. Anyone whoís been on this site awhile can also list the order in which the mythical creatures will be referenced.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:47 PM   #50
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I would guess a pack of coyotes but would have guessed that they would have made enough noise to wake you or your dog up.

A bobcat with a couple of half grown kittens could probably do that much damage in one night also.
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