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    Why Deer Hunters Use Guns


    Actual Letter from someone who writes, and farms.

    I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall,
    feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.

    The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that,
    since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much
    fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up
    and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not
    4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and
    toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport
    it home.

    I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope.

    The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They
    were not having any of it.

    After about 20 minutes my deer showed up -- 3 of them. I picked out a
    likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my
    rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me.

    I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have
    a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could
    tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation.

    I took a step towards took a step away. I put a little tension
    on the rope and then received an education.

    The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand
    there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action
    when you start pulling on that rope.

    That deer EXPLODED.

    The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT
    stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I
    could fight down with a rope and with some dignity.

    A deer-- no chance.

    That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no
    controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me
    off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me
    that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had
    originally imagined.

    The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other

    A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk
    me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few
    minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing
    out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for
    corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end
    of that rope.

    I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it
    would likely die slow and painfully somewhere.

    At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer.
    At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the
    feeling was mutual.

    Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had
    cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various
    large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think
    clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared
    some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I
    didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get
    it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I
    had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute.

    I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my
    rope back.

    Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would
    have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised
    when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of
    my wrist.

    Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where
    they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head
    --almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts!

    The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and
    draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was

    It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but
    it was likely only several seconds.

    I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim
    by now) tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the bejesus out of my
    right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.
    That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

    Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on
    their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and
    their hooves are surprisingly sharp.

    I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -- like a horse
    --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the
    best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move
    towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so
    you can escape.

    This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery
    would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different
    strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run.

    The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a
    horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit
    you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses
    after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because
    the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and
    knocked me down.

    Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not
    immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has
    passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on
    you while you are laying there crying lie a little girl and covering
    your head.

    I finally managed to crawl under! the truck and the deer went away.

    So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a
    scope so that they can be somewhat equal to the Prey.
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  • #2
    You have made my day, As i wipe the tears of laughter from eyes. Man that was funny.Thanks.


    • #3
      That's a very funny story. I would love to see that in video, but I don't think you should attempt that again to get video next time.

      You've got some guts to even try that. I think you're very lucky to have survived to tell that tale.
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      • #4
        One of the funniest posts I have seen!!
        "Good Enough Never Is"


        • #5
          Right from the start all I gould think of was an old red neck saying.(Hey Bubba Watch This)
          Oh Man I dont need a viedo, I got a pretty good visual going right now. And just for the record next big drunk fest party I am at I will suggust this topic for adventure.
          Thanks for the post I got a really good laugh.
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          • #6
            That has got to be one of the best accounts I have ever read. - That right there is Pat M-c-M-a-n-u-s quality stuff

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TexHand View Post
              That has got to be one of the best accounts I have ever read. - That right there is Pat McM**** quality stuff
              LMAO... I know the filter catches some weird things from time to time, but I never saw that one coming for ...
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              • #8
                I know some guys when they were in college got drunk and also wanted some venison. Being at school away from home none of them had a gun. So they got the bright idea to climb a tree and set over a deer trail with an open sleeping bag. I don’t remember all the detail, but my one buddy has a 5-inch scar right over both eyes to this day.
                Four college football players can’t get the upper hand on a deer either!
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                • #9

                  watch this
                  Last edited by keenavv; 03-10-2008, 08:43 PM.


                  • #10
                    This one may not come out any better


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                    • #11
                      Mr Jimmi,
                      That is the funniest **** story I have head in a long time!!
                      i laughed until i cried and my gut hurt. Thanks for the insight and I will keep it in mind if I ever try to corn feed a deer!!!
                      Thanks again!!


                      • #12
                        That is a GREAT STORY. I laughed very hard. I am a deer hunter. Hunt every weekend during the saeson and take vacation for it. I can just see it all happening. Capture it on filw next time sure to win AF Vidoe. LOL



                        • #13
                          That guy is lucky the deer didn't kill him. I have read several accounts of men being killed by them in situations like that. Of course real men hunt boars with dogs and knives like the guys in these videos:

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                          • #14
                            That was one of the funniest things I have ever read. Thanks for keeping me amused for a little while


                            • #15
                              I think you just found a weird deer. Try it again and let us know what happens.