Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Topics of Interest > Outdoor Sports
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 11th, 2020, 06:48 PM #1
Dave's Avatar
Dave Dave is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gamber, Marylanistan
Posts: 3,986
Dave Dave is offline
Senior Member
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gamber, Marylanistan
Posts: 3,986
Wounder deer

I've got a wounded 2-3yr old deer in my pack. Looks like it was hit by a car a few months ago. Scars on its side and back all healed up. Result appears to be a lame rear leg, swollen knee joint (guessing point of impact). Doesn't put any weight on it. It's skinny, but made it through the winter and coming to my feeder. Best thing to just leave it be? I know how resilient they can be. If I see it in decline, will DNR do anything? Don't want to resort to SSS. Now that I've refilled the feeder, I hope it will fatten up a bit and get healthy enough to make it another winter.
__________________
NRA, SAF, and MSI Member and registered MD Gun Collector
ΜΟΛ'ΩΝ ΛΑΒ'Ε

Quote:
Originally Posted by eruby View Post
Welcome to Maryland. The Free Constitutional Rights Rationing State
“A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rights existence is all the reason he needs.”
Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2020, 07:18 PM #2
jtb81100 jtb81100 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Western HoCo
Posts: 2,045
Images: 7
jtb81100 jtb81100 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Western HoCo
Posts: 2,045
Images: 7
I'd call DNR and report it, although I also think a coyote will find it sooner rather then later.
jtb81100 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2020, 07:37 PM #3
Bboarder's Avatar
Bboarder Bboarder is offline
Me Myself & I
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Reisterstown
Posts: 723
Bboarder Bboarder is offline
Me Myself & I
Bboarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Reisterstown
Posts: 723
We had a deer years ago that had a leg that just flopped around, my guess is a hunter shot it's leg bone in half and it survived. One of my guys killed it a year later looking healthy. I've shot them before where they had old wounds from accidents, and looked as you described the joints. I asked butcher and he said all good, just scared tissue. If they made it through the season, see how they do, i bet it'll survive.
Bboarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2020, 07:50 PM #4
Doctor_M's Avatar
Doctor_M Doctor_M is offline
Certified Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The People's Republic of Maryland
Posts: 15,512
Doctor_M Doctor_M is offline
Certified Mad Scientist
Doctor_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The People's Republic of Maryland
Posts: 15,512
They can be tough... unless it is clearly suffering, I'd let it be.
Doctor_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2020, 08:36 PM #5
BigCountry14 BigCountry14 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 914
BigCountry14 BigCountry14 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 914
As long as there is no open wound and infection, it will probably be fine. I winged one with a muzzle loader in the front leg 3 years ago. It made it and it's still hopping around. I've yet to catch her in season, but my cameras get her.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
BigCountry14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2020, 09:34 PM #6
jr355 jr355 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Fullerton md
Posts: 95
jr355 jr355 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Fullerton md
Posts: 95
If you notify DNR they will come out and remove the deer. State law prohibits civilians from possessing deer (even to care for). They may take it to a vet or they may put it down. Their call. Good luck.
jr355 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2020, 09:40 PM #7
Batt816's Avatar
Batt816 Batt816 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Eastern Shore
Posts: 1,755
Batt816 Batt816 is offline
Senior Member
Batt816's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Eastern Shore
Posts: 1,755
Quote:
Originally Posted by jr355 View Post
If you notify DNR they will come out and remove the deer. State law prohibits civilians from possessing deer (even to care for). They may take it to a vet or they may put it down. Their call. Good luck.
He is not possessing the deer. There is no law against OP feeding the deer. The deer will probably be fine, as Doctor M said if it’s not suffering, just leave it.
Batt816 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2020, 10:06 PM #8
Dave's Avatar
Dave Dave is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gamber, Marylanistan
Posts: 3,986
Dave Dave is offline
Senior Member
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gamber, Marylanistan
Posts: 3,986
thank you all for confirming. Hopefully won't need to get DNR involved and in a couple of years, maybe she'll end up in the freezer :p
__________________
NRA, SAF, and MSI Member and registered MD Gun Collector
ΜΟΛ'ΩΝ ΛΑΒ'Ε

Quote:
Originally Posted by eruby View Post
Welcome to Maryland. The Free Constitutional Rights Rationing State
“A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rights existence is all the reason he needs.”
Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2020, 10:13 PM #9
Half-cocked's Avatar
Half-cocked Half-cocked is offline
Senior Meatbag
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 23,521
Half-cocked Half-cocked is offline
Senior Meatbag
Half-cocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 23,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
I've got a wounded 2-3yr old deer in my pack.
I know it's a typo, but I just had to visualize that for a moment...
Half-cocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Topics of Interest > Outdoor Sports


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2019, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service