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P51 fan
06-28-2016, 02:36 AM
A bit of a surprise when I checked my trail cameras, this is the second three-legged deer I have caught now over the years since I started running cams. I thought I knew all the deer on my property but I never knew he was here. For clarity, the year is not correct.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh259/BobSara1/d1_zpsshh26zmt.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/BobSara1/media/d1_zpsshh26zmt.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh259/BobSara1/d2_zpszvxna7uu.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/BobSara1/media/d2_zpszvxna7uu.jpg.html)

pizzano
06-28-2016, 03:44 AM
The young buck looks pretty healthy......more than likely related to the other tri you were aware of...........the image looks like a birth defect, not a loss due to wound.

P51 fan
06-28-2016, 03:57 AM
He does look very healthy. I don't believe it is any birth defect, I have pictures of the other deer throughout the time his leg was hurt, fell off, and healed. Some pictures are quite graphic so here are two to show the injury and the healing leg. It fell off right up close to his body and looked just like the above deer when fully healed.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh259/BobSara1/LE.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh259/BobSara1/L4.jpg

pizzano
06-28-2016, 04:13 AM
The odd's of having two tri's in the same herd are pretty high.......generally, not more than two related families frequent the same grounds season after season (where resources are aplenty).........to have two surviving, young and old, is quite interesting.....either the hunters out your way don't believe in "humane" sport or you've got some really tough bucks competing for partners........great photo's anyway....!

Note...:

You could have cats and dogs (wolves, lions) roaming the higher (heavier terrain) elevations as well........that may explain the loss of limbs........it would be less likely to catch one of them on the cam in open space.

pizzano
06-28-2016, 04:57 AM
Yes.....I hunt.......have for over 40yrs.

It's good to have knowledge of the habits of the prey (cats and dogs) prefer.....and their habitat.

Lions, wolves, coyote, hogs, turkey, pheasant and big horn are my subjects......no doves, ducks, deer, elk, moose, caribou, bear.....occasional rabbit, to keep my swing and shoot carbine skills tight ........I track hunt, no sitting in a blind/stand waiting for something to pop-up (in my scope) 200yrds away......!.....if it can't be given a "fighting" chance or out smart or run me, I don't care to pursue..........outside of cats and dogs, I eat what I pursue...........I own two smokers.....!

P51 fan
06-28-2016, 05:22 AM
I guess I need to point out that the date is right in the second set of pictures, but not in the first. I don't usually mess with the date on the cam that took the first picture because it involves a lot of button-pushing in the field which isn't fun with mosquitos present.

The first picture was taken on the 25th, the second set of pictures are from 2010. These are also different locations over 100 miles apart. These deer are not from the same herd.

The deer in the second set of pictures was wounded by a badly placed shot, it showed up right after rifle season. As I mentioned I have pictures (and video) of it from Nov 2010 until Mar 2011 but then it just disappeared. I never did find out what happened to it. I have no idea about the first deer, this is the first time I have seen it.

You can find the whole story of the second deer here...

3-Legged Deer (http://www.chasingame.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=19365)

Again, just a warning some of the pictures might be a bit graphic, just pointing that out for anyone that might choose not to view that sort of material.

firemanbill
06-28-2016, 10:34 PM
Cool shots. While not an automated trail cam I did take this with a camera, on a trail... lol

P51 fan
06-29-2016, 04:53 AM
Nice picture and a very nice bear! :) There aren't many around here, I have never caught one on cam. The only one I have seen close was a small one when I was leaving the woods one night. I think we startled each other then just stared at each other. I believe there was Ennio Morricone music playing in the background at the time.

firemanbill
06-29-2016, 05:16 AM
We have quite a lot of them here in the park. Very active this year.

rcpilot134
09-06-2016, 01:03 PM
Thought a raccoon was raiding my bird feeders. This is 20 yards from my back door.:eek:

pizzano
09-06-2016, 10:27 PM
Thought a raccoon was raiding my bird feeders. This is 20 yards from my back door.:eek:

Permits for harvest are available on Sept.12th for December 5th through 10th firearms..........nice fireplace rug mat material.......:D