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  1. Dec 25, 2018 #1

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    Captured this few days back and thought it was a cool picture. These two old gal's were serious over a pile of Big & J grain/mineral mix. And no I do not work for that company, just found it on clearance at a local farm supply store and thought I would give it a try. Legal in my state FWIW.

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    Neat! And some people think does are meek and docile creatures...
     
  3. Dec 25, 2018 #3

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    That is a very cool pic!!
     
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    Very Cool pic!
     
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    Awesome picture!
     
  6. Sep 4, 2019 #6

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    they look like a couple of bighorn rams ready to knock horns.
     
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    Remember reading a story where some guys thought it would be great to lasso a deer being they done it to steers. To make a long story short it was the worst mistake of their life. Apparently the deer dragged them all over the place until the poor thing got so exhausted where they were able to remove the rope.
     
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    I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in
    a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.

    The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured
    that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear
    of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the
    bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not
    be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it
    down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

    I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with
    my rope.

    The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well
    back. They were not having any of it.

    After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up -- 3 of them. I
    picked out.. ..a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and
    threw.. My rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me.

    I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so
    I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could
    tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation.

    I took a step towards it...it took a step away. I put a little
    tension on the rope and then received an education.

    The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may
    just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action
    when you start pulling on that rope.

    That deer EXPLODED.

    The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer
    is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could
    fight down with a rope and with some dignity.

    A deer-- no chance.

    That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was
    no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet
    and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer
    on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined.

    The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina
    as many other animals.


    A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as
    quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me
    a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out
    of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed
    venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope.

    I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around
    its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was
    no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing,
    and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual.

    Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where
    I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large
    rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to
    recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility
    for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow
    death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder -
    a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute.

    I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could
    get my rope back.

    Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million
    years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised
    when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist.

    Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a
    horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes
    its head --almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts.

    The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably
    to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method
    was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes,
    but it was likely only several seconds.

    I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning
    that claim by now), tricked it.

    While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right
    arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when
    I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

    Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear
    right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and
    their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that, when an animal
    -- like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily,
    the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards
    the animal.
    This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you
    can escape.

    This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such
    trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different
    strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run.

    The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and
    run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will
    hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after
    all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second
    I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down.

    Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does
    not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger
    has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you
    while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head.

    I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went
    away.

    So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring
    a rifle with a scope to sort of even the odds.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2019 #9

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    Now we need an emoji for laughing so hard your crying because that's what I am doing!:D Thanks for posting that!
     
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    YEP that's it!!! :D:D:D:D
     
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    That works too!
     
  13. Sep 20, 2019 #13

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    That was one of the best stories I have read in a long time. You deserve some ki d of prize for that.
     

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