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Deer hit by car

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Glock22, May 8, 2007.

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  1. Glock22

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    So today I had surgery and on the way home from the hospital we saw some cars slow down in front of us and my dad says to me, "i bet some deer just crossed the street". And sure enough a car coming from the opposite direction is going pretty fast and another deer comes out of the ditch they try to slam on their breaks but they still hit the deer pretty good and the deer comes and hits our car too after hitting theres.

    After this the deer gets up and runs over to the side of the road, my dad and are disappointed to see it survived and is now suffering. I say this is why we should keep a gun in the trunk. We call the police and the women who hit the deer does as well and another guy stops and calls them as well. So we waited until the police came with the women who hit the deer. They take forever to get there and the first thing he does is take out his sidearm and shoot the deer in the head which is good because before this the deer was flopping around and trying to get up out of the ditch. So that was all unfortunate. Just wanted to share the story.
     
  2. BADUNAME13

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    Who took it home?
     
  3. ArfinGreebly

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    Idaho?

    Which town/highway was this?

    I know that a little farther North (Sandpoint and thereabouts) when they get a deer or elk knocked down, it goes to charity. Normally they don't stay on the roadside more than a couple of hours.
     
  4. rhubarb

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    Once my brother came home covered in blood. He'd hit a four point buck and it landed on the side of the road dead. When he started to cut its throat to bleed it out, it tried to jump up. He said he had to jump on and grab it by the antlers to finish the job.

    Yeah, that's why I carry a gun. Just in case I hit a deer.:D
     
  5. Trip20

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    There are dead deer all over the side of the road up here in my area. That's why they got us shootin' does before we can take a buck in many zones. And they sell additional doe tags for $2 a pop!

    My freezers are well stocked. :evil:

    Poor quality photo from cell phone of 350lbs of venison sausage made this past season:
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    In before the lock!
     
  6. eliphalet

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    It is illegal to take home road kill game animals in Idaho.
     
  7. pcosmar

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    They are thick around here. Not enough have been harvested.
    I have seen 2 dead on the road within 5 miles of home.
    I missed 2 nite before last. I watch for them.
    At least one has crossed my driveway, saw the tracks.
     
  8. Hanzerik

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    The first part sounds like what happened to my wife. She was driving on Fort Dix one night and a car coming the other way clipped a deer. The deer bounced of the other car and hit my wife’s car. Well the deer decided to take a breather along the side of the road. It was laying there with a group of solders getting a close look, and my wife tells them that it is still alive. They get closer and closer until A few moments later the deer decides it too much and jumps up and runs back into the road and gets nailed squarely by a third car. Three Strikes and your out.
     
  9. yomama

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    Hey, same thing happened when I was a kid. Deputy shot it in the head with a .357. He let us take it home though.
     
  10. ilbob

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    The former sheriff of the county I live in used to send squad cars out to pickup road kill deer for his annual political fund raising dinner.

    He got into some legal trouble when found hunting without a license and retired a few years ago.
     
  11. EAFO

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    You're lucky you're both ok. Normally when people hit a deer, the deer gets up and walks away while the drivers car is totaled. I know quite a few people from when I lived in upstate NY who had to get new cars after hitting a deer that survived.
     
  12. Chad

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    They are everywhere I drive in Florida these days.
    So much so that all my before sunrise travelling is causing me eyestrain because I have to always watch for them.

    SOP for me is to end their suffering and drive on.
    I don't want to waste my time with the officials.
     
  13. carry24-7

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    yah everytime i hear someone complain about hunters, i ask them if they ever had their $20,000+ car totaled buy a deer. some have thought about it for a second, and then kinda agree..... i had a 76 chevelle malibu pretty well totaled by a small one. in ohio, we have lots of deer big ones too! i think they need to just cross in the designated deer crossing zones that we provide for them.
     
  14. Sunray

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    There are so many road kills up here, in Southwestern Ontario, that the insurance companies are paying out millions in claims. If you hit one, you have to report it to the Natural Resources people, but you get to keep it. However, you can't shoot it and neither can our cops. A little compensation for wrecking your vehicle.
     
  15. czhen

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    Two years ago, leaving Washington D.C. we almost hit one that came up from I don't know. My wife was driving at this time, me on maps when she hit the brakes I saw a deer crossing our way. I consider we were very lucky. Beside the scary moments nobody hurts.

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  16. AK103K

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    Maybe if they kept score like this boy, people would pay more attention. I took this pic a couple of years ago down the road from my old house. That score was over about a years time.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Eagle103

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    I read a while ago that the deadliest animal in the U.S. isn't snakes, alligators, etc. but our good friend bambi. There are far too many of them around here. You might call them overgrown rats. I also have a cousin who suffers from initially undiagnosed Lyme disease. It's basically made him into a cripple and he isn't even 50 yet. :(
     
  18. cbsbyte

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    A lot of deer run hits in New England because of a huge deer population boom. Driving at night I am bound to see several deer, some can get pretty big. In Massachusetts, putting down a wounded animal, after a car accident on public roads can only be done by a State game warden. Under state law the Police are not allowed put down animal unless it is in a life and death situation. Though in rural areas at nigh the rules are not always followed. In a populated area, the Police rarely will try to put it down. Since at night it can take awhile for a Warden to arrive especially in rural locations, everyone stands around the dying creature, waiting for its last breaths so they can drag the carcass off the road. Its actually pretty sad to see people waiting for the death of creature that is slowly dieing in pain. BTW, Only the driver who hit the deer can keep the carcass, and only if they are a state resident. Otherwise the body is disposed of by the game warden or State Highway depart.
     
  19. MilsurpShooter

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    Slow the bullet down to 55 m.p.h., put some headlights and little horn on it, the deer will actually jump in front of it - Ron White

    Seriously though, glad you're ok, seen some major accidents on the Taconic Parkway here. Any given time of night I'll pass more then 10-15 deer grazing along the side... all seem to disappear when I've got my hunting rifle with me though during the fall
     
  20. CajunBass

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    Bahhhh... Hitting a deer with a car is one thing. Wait 'till you have dodge them rascals on a motorcycle. :what: I've never hit one, but I've sure had my share of "close ones." (I saw six on the way in to work this morning.)

    I don't know about where I live now, but the county I used to live would put your name on a list. If the person who hit the deer didn't want it, they'd start calling until someone wanted to come get it.
     
  21. Trip20

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    Yep. Last summer, my buddy totalled his '06 Street Bob. He and his passenger were OK, sans some road rash, bumps and bruises... but the bike was thrashed. The deer expired before cops arrived on scene.

    While I love to ride... I get all sorts of paranoid riding county highways at night in Wisconsin. I try to get it back into town by dark if possible.
     
  22. fineredmist

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    GLOCK 22,

    I would really think twice about shooting a deer that was hit but not killed. In some places you could be charged with hunting out of season or some other bs. It can happen and you don't want to explain your good intentions to a Liberal, anti hunting and anti gun judge.
     
  23. ChrisMG

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    There are WAY too many deer in northern WI. I think we're still suffering from the CWD scare thanks to our citizen-friendly DNR department (BTW, if you think Police have too much power they are NOTHING compared to the DNR) because people just aren't getting out there and cleaning things up.
     
  24. Fish Miner

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    Growing up in Maine, we had a stream that formed a border of our property- Other side of our property was corn for the dairy farm. Across the highway in front of our property (highway in rural Maine is not really a highway as I know it now- God bless I-4:evil: ) was a game santuary- no hunting. Well in one year we had 7 deer strikes right by our house from the deer crossing the road. all but I think 2 died right there, one big buck got into our woods and the cops came and asked my dad to help out- They shot him and we got the deer. My dad joked it was his biggest ever.
     
  25. meef

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    Yeah....

    A few years back I hit a deer. Kinda tumbled him into the ditch, but he didn't appear to be hurt. Got up, shook his head and glared at me like, "Watch where you're going, you dumb bas***d". Then he walked off muttering under his breath - something about drivers who shouldn't be allowed on the road, no doubt.

    Now my car was another story. It just sat there all dented and demolished looking. Barely idling and sputtering, unable to get back up to a steady and smooth rpm.

    We sat around wringing our hands, not knowing quite what to do. Fortunately a deputy drove up and shot it in the heads with a .357.

    I sure do miss that car. Sometimes life's just not fair.

    :(
     
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