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Default Deer shot through a tree, cool story from my Dad

My Dad called me saturday morning with a pretty cool story.

Also my Dad is the least full-of-shit person I know so this story isn't a tall tale.

He was pretty upset because he hadn't killed a deer all season in MD. He was in desperate need for some meat, and Saturday he lucked out in more ways than one.


He said he stood up in his climbing stand, turned around, and took his coat off to get to a pack of gum...making all kinds of racket. A spike was standing at what would have been his back. So he grabbed is 30-06 and posted up for the shot. He had to shoot JUST past this 6-8" tree aiming for the shoulder. The deer was about 35 yards away and the tree was about 3/4 of the way between him and the deer.

He squeezed off the shot and killed the deer. But found this when he got out of his stand:



he had hit the tree and the round went right through it and hit the deer in the heart. He climbed back in stand and 30 minutes later another 6 pointer with half his rack missing walked by and he shot that one too.

Idk, i though it was impressive myself
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Ok, that's pretty cool, but my 92 year old dad might have that beat. He was in his woodlot, sitting in front of a brush pile peeling an apple with his pocket knife, sitting on a stump when a spike horn buck jumped over the brush pile and landed almost in his lap. He said , out of instinct, he reached up with his knife and cut the deer's throat.
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My cousin & his cousin once chased a deer across a large frozen pond with an hatchet that they had been using to trim brush to get to the pond, they were going to cut holes for ice fishing
The poor deer didn't stand a chance on the ice
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Ok, that's pretty cool, but my 92 year old dad might have that beat. He was in his woodlot, sitting in front of a brush pile peeling an apple with his pocket knife, sitting on a stump when a spike horn buck jumped over the brush pile and landed almost in his lap. He said , out of instinct, he reached up with his knife and cut the deer's throat.
oh my. That's pretty awesome.

I had a guy tell me one time he was in a stand and the deer walked literally up against the tree below him so he couldn't even shoot it and it just stood there. So he "says" he JUMPED out of the tree onto the tree with his knife out and hung around it's neck and killed it.

but he's known for being full of crap so I don't believe it one bit.

However, my cousin in Florida chased a deer (running dogs) into a large pond/lake. SWAM after it, caught up to it and drowned it out in the middle of the water.

I DO believe that one.
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That sounds more like torturing it for no reason. I'm not into hunting but if it's your sport and you're going to eat it ok. But to drown a deer???
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That sounds more like torturing it for no reason. I'm not into hunting but if it's your sport and you're going to eat it ok. But to drown a deer???
they were hunting for sport and they do eat them.

however they don't tree stand hunt, they run dogs and chase the deer in trucks.

not my kind of hunting either. so he drowned it, then took it home and ate it. it wasn't just for fun.
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Sorry not what I meant, I assumed they ate it. Just saying that's a pretty cruel way to kill an animal. It's gotta suck to drown is all.
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Sorry not what I meant, I assumed they ate it. Just saying that's a pretty cruel way to kill an animal. It's gotta suck to drown is all.
oh i agree fully. neither party (the deer nor my uncle) thought it was fun. but it is what it is.

i suppose being shot and not killed instantly and running around the woods for 20 minutes isn't pleasant either but...food chain i suppose. i try not to think about it, i like hunting for the meat and that's that.

you wouldn't catch me trying to drown a deer, it'd probably win
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FWIW I think it's pretty BA that he shot through a tree lol.
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FWIW I think it's pretty BA that he shot through a tree lol.
I agree!

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