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    Wink deer is dangerous game, who knew? funny story.

    story taken from https://www.facebook.com/northwestar...zannestcharles.
    she makes great looking custom arrows and is very helpful, i highly recommend !

    funny story on deer roping. long but worth the read.

    This is very funny!

    Why we shoot deer in the wild:
    (A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this)

    I had this idea that I could 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 it, it 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 animals.

    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. 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 slide off to 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 ineffective.

    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 tendons 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 like 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......to sort of even the odds!!

    All these events are true so help me God...An Educated Farmer
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    Lol, worth the read and it's definitely not something I'd think of doing...
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    When I was a teen growing up just north of Pittsburgh we had a local park (North Park) that had a captive "semi" wild deer herd in a 3(ish) acre pen. There was a large buck in there and he was what I dreamed of every night a full month before the start of deer season. He was a bruiser.

    A careless park ranger went into the pen one fall afternoon and was mauled to death by that buck. It took 3 or 4 other grown men with baseball bats to get that deer off of the park ranger but it was too late. Neither the ranger nor the buck survived the encounter and just a few weeks later they removed the deer pen as well.

    It's a lesson we should all remember. Wild animals are wild. Even the cute ones can be dangerous.
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    Great story and I'm now rethinking my deer pen.
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    dem deers be cray-zeeeee!

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    This I believe is why they do not recommend putting buck lure on your clothes and instead to put it near your stand. Deer can be very dangerous. I watched a video at one point where a guy dumped lure all over his clothes to see how close an elk(I am pretty sure it was an elk but might be wrong on that) would come to him and had someone film it. A buck came up to him and kicked the crap out of him. He survived but got beat up pretty bad.

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    Bambi will tear you a new one.

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    Wild animals already know something that we seem to have to learn from trained instructors: absolute and sudden violence of action is a game changer. They employ it well.
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    If you haven't heard it already, Google "911 Joe vs deer" for an entertaining listen (Caution: Adult language!).
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    Had a deer come up in my back yard for months a few years ago. It seemed friendly enough as it would eat wild peas out of our hands. I got my 35mm camera out and took some closeup shots of that "cute little Bambi". The deer was curious enough that it even pressed it's nose on the lens at one point. Trouble started when I thought it would be cute/fun to get a few shots of me with the deer. I had my wife take the pictures as I stood close by the neck an feed some wild peas to that critter. When I got brave enough to place my arm around the neck, all heck broke loose! That "cute" little devil took great exception to being held and let me know with some permanent hoof scars on the lower legs. EXPLOSIVE is certainly an apt description of how fast and violently they can react.
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    A hoof can cut you up REALLY BAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblitz View Post
    Had a deer come up in my back yard for months a few years ago. It seemed friendly enough as it would eat wild peas out of our hands. I got my 35mm camera out and took some closeup shots of that "cute little Bambi". The deer was curious enough that it even pressed it's nose on the lens at one point. Trouble started when I thought it would be cute/fun to get a few shots of me with the deer. I had my wife take the pictures as I stood close by the neck an feed some wild peas to that critter. When I got brave enough to place my arm around the neck, all heck broke loose! That "cute" little devil took great exception to being held and let me know with some permanent hoof scars on the lower legs. EXPLOSIVE is certainly an apt description of how fast and violently they can react.
    with the exception of domesticated dogs and some house cats, very few animals will put up with something around their neck let alone being tugged around by the neck.

    humans put their arms around the neck/shoulder or their buddies as a sign of friendship and trust but i'm not surprised that the deer freaked when you hooked your arm around it. the deer in the story was probably just confused about the rope, thinking it was just laying on it's shoulders but once it realized that is was looped around it's neck and someone was tugging on the rope it flipped out.
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    For the OP: Deer 1, Man 0+Education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    For the OP: Deer 1, Man 0+Education.
    deer won? sure did
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