Interesting that I can find lots of info on Whitetail diseases out of several U.S. states but very few from Canada by province.
Yep for sure but none of them is good IMO for eating Then again to each their ownMaybe a number of reasons for the poor condition of the above mentioned deer.
<div id="sidebarfr33"><h4><a href="/publications/?category=White-tailed-deer">White-tailed deer management</a></h4><p class="blurb">This deer conservation guide is one in a series developed jointly by MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation. </p></div><h5>Robert A. Pierce II<br...extension.missouri.edu
Nice deer congrats. Looks like his neck was thickening. A few years back I bought a couple of those rear carrier baskets, one for my truck, one for the side by side. I modified them so one can fold them up out of the way and pin them on the receiver. They really help stop one from getting a hernia pulling a large deer by yourself over the tail gate.….. so big game hunting ended for me on Nov. 1st. Shot my biggest deer over the many years of hunting. Not the biggest head gear but very heavy deer. Knew this buck was in the area over the last few years but he didn’t seem to like showing during the day. Couldn‘t believe when he stepped out from behind some trees at 9:45 am and thankfully I was there to greet him. Shouldered my .300 savage 99 (yes Joe a lever action ) and the Hornady SST 150 gr. dropped him where he stood. After gutting him I went for my pelican sled and quad which were a 20 minute walk away. Once I got him out to the truck I needed to figure out how to get him into the truck box as my hunting buddy had an appt that morning. Fortunately I found a 3/4“ old plywood so used that as a ramp to get him in. Grabbed the antlers and pulled him up a few inches at a time until he was in. It was hellish warm that day but had him to the butcher by noon for skinning and hanging.
Shot a small buck with my ML in early Oct. My buddy and I skinned him out (quartered and cut out the loins and backstraps) and brought the meat home for hanging and butchering.
In early Sept. I shot a small bull moose in NL with the Tikka 7 mm rem mag so as long as the freezers keep working I won’t go hungry.
Been very fortunate the last few seasons to have been in the right place at the right time although I do spend most days in the woods either scouting or hunting. Best of luck to anyone still hunting - the rut is heating up and the bucks are traveling.
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Its crazy reading your post just how many of us have simular injuries. Guess were all getting old, hunting through the pain. I did way more than I should have too. Maybe heal up over the winter.Thunderstick said:
“Nice deer congrats. Looks like his neck was thickening. A few years back I bought a couple of those rear carrier baskets, one for my truck, one for the side by side. I modified them so one can fold them up out of the way and pin them on the receiver. They really help stop one from getting a hernia pulling a large deer by yourself over the tail gate.”
Neck was thick but still lots of fat and the meat is very good. Good idea to have a carrier basket but we have a spot at the farm to back the truck up to a knoll then slide the deer into the box but I was in a hurry to get the buck to the butcher by noon so didn’t take the extra few minutes to do this. Really stupid of me though because a recent CAT scan of left side pain I’ve been having this year showed a small hernia and a kidney stone. Doc said don’t do any heavy lifting or pulling to keep the hernia in check. Luckily just my shoulders felt the pain over the next few days.
You were fortunate not to be charged. I am shocked they let you keep the deer normally they don't even with a warningWell, now that I've had my visit from DNR, I can tell the story, what there is of it.
Now, for the DNR visit.
After we got the deer home and hung, I went out with my wife, scouting for logging roads that we could drive for grouse or pheasant. I got a text from my son that DNR had stopped by the house and was looking for me. I figured they wanted to verify my doe tag. He left his card and I called the number on it when I got home. No answer. I tried again on Saturday. No answer. Then, while I was at church Sunday morning, I get another text that DNR had stopped by and he would return after 1. So I got to meet him just after 1. Of course he checked my licenses. Everything was in order, registration codes and all. Then he asks me about where I was hunting. Now, the area I was in was up on a list of potential places to become a Provincial Park about ten years ago. I knew this but it had never become a Park and the information document I had from the provincial website said that one of the uses of the area was hunting. So, I figured I was all good. It wasn't a park. Well, I was wrong. When the area was placed on the short list to become a park, it was moved to being a reserved property. The provincial park act also covers these reserves which means you can't hunt on them. Unless you read the act itself, you wouldn't know that. There are no links or information on the website. In fact even places that have links often lead to 404 errors. Anyway, long story short, I get a warning on my record for hunting in that area, that's it. Guess I have to find another area to hunt next year.
Was up on crutches within an hour post op. Immediately better. If you put the effort into the exercises, recovery goes pretty fast. I walked into my 6 month appointment while an acquaintance of the same age and employment was still on crutches.How did that go, guess I am heading that way.
I know of one other who also got a warning, for the same reason. It's not marked as a park, there isn't any signage.You were fortunate not to be charged. I am shocked they let you keep the deer normally they don't even with a warning