Dead deer

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Dead deer

Unread postby HuntsMidwest » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:02 am

Are any of you shed hunters finding any dead deer? I was wondering if this long harsh winter is taking a toll. It's getting towards the end of March and there is still some snow in some areas, with more on its way. So far I haven't heard of many dead ones.


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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:32 am

I only found 1 dead doe and she had been there for at least a month.
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby hotterthantiffany » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:42 am

found a big 8 pointer dead :cry:
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby adrenalin » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:22 am

These are just 3 I took pictures of, but probably found 10 dead ones. All of them were coyote kills after we got the huge blizzard.
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby DropTyne » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:10 am

Is that possum dead or alive on that last pic?
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby adrenalin » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:40 am

DropTyne wrote:Is that possum dead or alive on that last pic?

he is alive! I was walking through some tall marsh grass along the edge of some thick brush and my dog was about 20 yards off to my side walking parrellel to me. I noticed him stop and looking at something, so I walked over by him. He was smelling the dead deer and then I noticed the possum, This is when I panicked! The possum was sitting facing my dog with its teeth showing and my dogs nose was no more than 6 inches from the possums. He didn't even no the possum was their because it was playing dead. If he would have noticed the possum it could of been ugly.
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby Bucky » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:23 am

around 10 or so dead deer so far 4 me, two were mature bucks :cry: About average for winter kill so far compared to last few winters...
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:44 pm

This is the only one I have found this year.

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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:10 pm

This is the first spring in a long time I haven't found a dead deer. I usualy average about 5 and the most I found was 10 a few years ago when we had over 100" of snow in southern WI.
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby fishlips » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:45 pm

I have been walking a few pieces of public land around where i live and have found 5 dead deer so far and one shed. Did find one nice ten point buck. Disappointing that he died, but it was a really nice deer.

Guess I'm a good dead deer finder. Too bad I can't say the same for the sheds.
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby lungbuster » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:08 pm

Found 5 dead deer today, but only 2 were from this year. One looked to be a doe fawn and the other was a mature doe. Could not tell what killed them.
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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby ttsbuck » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:20 pm

Found this young guy not far from a bedding area. This is the same buck that I watched scent trail a doe I had shot with my bow back in Nov. My guess is he was hit during gun season

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Re: Dead deer

Unread postby PLB » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:49 pm

Landowner where I hunt in SW WI has found 8 so far this spring. :cry:
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