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Old 10-03-2019, 12:20 PM   #1
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Pull over and kill it or call a game warden. I just saw a spike in the ditch, head up, unable to get up. Called the game warden and he said he was 2-3 hours out. Couldn't give me permission to shoot it, but more or less said he would do what was needed to put it out if its misery if he was me. I dispatched it.

I cant imagine someone hitting one and just continuing on down the road.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:23 PM   #2
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Might want to remove last sentence, first paragraph.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
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Sheriff’s department ?

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:23 PM   #4
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:24 PM   #5
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That would be the humane thing to do but someone might want to speak with you regarding this post. I'd say if you're doing this don't post it somewhere on social media.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:29 PM   #6
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The right thing isn't always the legal thing.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:31 PM   #7
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:32 PM   #8
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The right thing isn't always the legal thing.
Yes, sir; and the legal thing isn't always the right thing.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:33 PM   #9
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Pull over and kill it or call a game warden. I just saw a spike in the ditch, head up, unable to get up. Called the game warden and he said he was 2-3 hours out. Couldn't give me permission to shoot it, but more or less said he would do what was needed to put it out if its misery if he was me. The End.

I cant imagine someone hitting one and just continuing on down the road.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:36 PM   #10
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depends on the road I'm on.

my highways and CR I travel on, dispatch.

Loop 360 in Austin, well.....I try not to go there
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:37 PM   #11
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Good job.
Ive shot a couple over the years, cut a few throats as well.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:39 PM   #12
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I've hit more deer than your average person I bet. One even hit me one time. Ran right into the passenger side door and scared the crap out of me. Not one has died. Not right on the spot anyway. I just let them go and continue on down the road. If they died they died if not they didn't.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:40 PM   #13
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I asked the game warden about that. He said sheriff couldn't shoot it. Hands tied by paperwork.

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Old 10-03-2019, 12:46 PM   #14
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You know what they say, when seconds count the law is minutes away. In the GW’s case, since there are so few of them, hours away. Do what you think is right.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:47 PM   #15
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I'm putting the poor animal out of his misery every time. In my mind the consequences don't out way doing whats morally right in my mind. Go ahead and write me a ticket for "dispatching suffering animal".
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:48 PM   #16
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A deer with a broken back and hips that is suffering and isn’t going anywhere. Doubt anyone will be contacting you about putting it out of its misery. Most law enforcement do use discretion and common sense.


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Old 10-03-2019, 12:54 PM   #17
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I asked the game warden about that. He said sheriff couldn't shoot it. Hands tied by paperwork.

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I'm certain the deputies in my county would not be so encumbered.

The right thing to do is the right thing.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:56 PM   #18
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Good job.
If some LEO comes after you for posting you dispatched a wounded deer, well screw em.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:00 PM   #19
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My wife hit a big buck on Hwy 71 just outside of Bastrop. She did not stop until she got to Buccee in Bastrop. Deer did a little over ten thousand dollars of damage to her car.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:02 PM   #20
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I'm putting the poor animal out of his misery every time. In my mind the consequences don't out way doing whats morally right in my mind. Go ahead and write me a ticket for "dispatching suffering animal".
The bigger worry is discharging a firearm in a city limit depending on where you are.... or way worse.

Not saying I wouldn't dispatch a suffering animal but a quieter method might be a better idea depending on your location at the time.

Also not saying I wouldn't salvage any usable meat... but I wouldn't tell anyone about either. lol
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:04 PM   #21
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I do it all the time. I live in Wimberley and there are deer everywhere. I have hit 8 my wife 5 and my nieces 6 in the past 10 years. Just hit one last June.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:05 PM   #22
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We teach our kids constantly to the right thing, even when no one is looking. You did the right thing 100%. No animal needs to needlessly suffer.

Don't worry about the back seat drivers that will criticize you on this, or any other site.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:08 PM   #23
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I do it all the time. I live in Wimberley and there are deer everywhere. I have hit 8 my wife 5 and my nieces 6 in the past 10 years. Just hit one last June.
Done hunting...I’m just gonna follow your family around...eat free for years it sounds like...hahahaha!!!!
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:12 PM   #24
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Middle of nowhere... put it out of its misery and get some meat

In the middle of the city... let someone else take care of it. Too many eyes on you.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:14 PM   #25
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:15 PM   #26
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Might want to remove last sentence, first paragraph.
Got it. Thx.

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Old 10-03-2019, 01:18 PM   #27
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I do it all the time. I live in Wimberley and there are deer everywhere. I have hit 8 my wife 5 and my nieces 6 in the past 10 years. Just hit one last June.
wow...I hit & killed my first one just last year. Darted in front of me going 70 & must have slipped & hit the ground & rolled under the f150. I'm sure the bags would have gone off if I hit it dead center standing. Never even saw it, just felt a crunching sound and slowed the cruise for a second. Saw truck parts in the rear view & was perplexed till I stopped & saw the deer hair in hanging bumper. She was gone by the time I walked up.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:23 PM   #28
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I came up on a lady who had run over one a few years ago. called warden told him who I was and told him the deer was blocking traffic. he told me to shoot it.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:26 PM   #29
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:31 PM   #30
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not everyone has a gun w them at all times, that could be part of it too. But I agree, they need to put out of misery
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:32 PM   #31
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He wasn't reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaady.

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Old 10-03-2019, 01:37 PM   #32
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If you stop for a deer you should stop for a hog as well

For the record I don’t stop
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:41 PM   #33
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not everyone has a gun w them at all times.......
Weird.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:45 PM   #34
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Weird.
Now that's funny.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:46 PM   #35
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:50 PM   #36
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Saw a doe from the hwy that was hung up in fence ~75 yrds into private land last weekend; must have just got caught up. I considered further investigating but it was high fenced so instead I dropped a pin on OnX and sent it to the GW in the county when I got back into cell range. Part of being a hunter is being a steward of the wild as well.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:55 PM   #37
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Good job. I generally keep a suppressed 22lr handgun in my backpack, has come in handy.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:57 PM   #38
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similar situation but with an axis. County animal control officer came and shot it and left it lay on the side of the road. Thought maybe they would haul it off and realized if they picked up every dead dear in the hill country there wouldn't be space to stack em….
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:58 PM   #39
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I have a gun everywhere I go I just ain't stopping for an animal that just did a bunch of damage to my vehicle. Mainly because it's probably gonna die anyway so we're even. And if I stopped and went back and there's more vehicle destroyers around it and I'm ****** I might go ahead and shoot a few of those while I'm at it.

They're annoying. And they always run towards you or freeze right in the middle of the road. They're just like a big jackrabbit.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:58 PM   #40
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I'd of killed it too (not w/a gun though).

Hit a doe just of W of Nocona one time. Called GW and asked permission to load her up. He said no. They gave em to some guy raising wolves in the area. ???

Ok, whatever. I told him where it was and went on my way.

Went back through 3 days later and she was still lying there. ****** me off. Just so happened to see a GW in town later that day.

I complained about the situation to him. He said "you know I could write you a ticket for that expired inspection sticker" ?

I said thank you, Sir, and went on my way.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:59 PM   #41
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called the game warden a couple weeks back bc there was one on the side of the road trying to get up. Game warden told me to wait till there was no cars coming then put him out of his misery
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:00 PM   #42
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He wasn't reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaady.

Doesn't look like he dropped his Bud light until his hand slid off.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:02 PM   #43
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We teach our kids constantly to the right thing, even when no one is looking. You did the right thing 100%. No animal needs to needlessly suffer.

Don't worry about the back seat drivers that will criticize you on this, or any other site.


I don’t think anyone is criticizing him just don’t put it on social media. Why does everyone have to put everything out there?


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Old 10-03-2019, 02:03 PM   #44
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Back in college I came up on one that had just been hit still in my lane. The car kept going. I got out and was going to put it in the back of my truck but a lady came driving up and said she had hit it and it was hers. I couldn't see any damage on her car but since I was on my way back to campus I threw it in the trunk for her. As soon as I slammed her trunk, that deer came alive in there and was banging around. She asked what I was going to do now, I told here it was her deer, her problem.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:14 PM   #45
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Back in college I came up on one that had just been hit still in my lane. The car kept going. I got out and was going to put it in the back of my truck but a lady came driving up and said she had hit it and it was hers. I couldn't see any damage on her car but since I was on my way back to campus I threw it in the trunk for her. As soon as I slammed her trunk, that deer came alive in there and was banging around. She asked what I was going to do now, I told here it was her deer, her problem.
Haha, that reminds me of Tommy Boy.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:40 PM   #46
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I don’t think anyone is criticizing him just don’t put it on social media. Why does everyone have to put everything out there?


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Old 10-03-2019, 02:47 PM   #47
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I killed one on 2222 in Austin with a big pry bar on the way to a Christmas party. Got to the party and some guy showed up shortly after we did and said he had to take his wife home because she was so shaken up because she saw a “Neanderthal kill a deer with a stick.” My buddy pointed to me and said, “it was so easy a caveman could do it.” Haaaaaaa.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:52 PM   #48
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I wouldn't have called, anybody...…………..
I don't need any advice.....
I know what to do.... And so do you...…..
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:52 PM   #49
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Worked with a kid that went to Penn State and worked for the country when he was in school (street cleaning). He told me he would have a big cooler with ice in his truck when he was at work. All road kill was his job to clean up. He said he fed his whole fraternity for the four years in collage.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:05 PM   #50
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