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The first two picks are of a buck I was after last season. On the last day of gun season a dude took a 200 yard shot at him at last light (about 1/4 mile from where I hunt). I was told that he hit it in the back leg and the deer ran off with the leg flailing. He tracked it and lost it. A friend of a friend got a pic of him about a month later...leg still attached but rotting off. No one got any pics of him after that...no one found his sheds or body. I got this pic of what I believe is him. Real nice rack on one side and other side is shit. They say the opposite side rack of an injury to the body will grow abnormal. His leg appears healed but his body isn’t what it was last year...he looks thinner. It’s a shame that someone would take a bad shot at a buck just because it is big....total lack of respect for the game we pursue.
That is correct to a point. If the back end is injured the opposite side of rack is affected. If it’s in the front (injury) the same side is affected.
He thought he was confident with his shot and ended up wrong. It happens all the time. We are all guilty of wounding deer if you’ve been in the game long enough. Awesome how resilient deer are with traumatic injuries. Sucks that it was the deer you had history with and was targeting him. Always a non typical now which is cool.