I could count on one hand with a couple of fingers to spare the stories I’ve heard about a hunter taking a shot at a trophy buck, actually nicking the deer and then weeks later getting a second chance to finish the job.
A Coushatta man was cited for deer hunting violations on Dec. 4 in Red River Parish after a game warden allegedly spotted two untagged deer in the bed of his truck, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The astounding ability of a whitetail deer to take a bullet or an arrow is well-known, and most hunters are familiar with stories of animals who run for seemingly impossible distances, some never to be seen again — even with well-placed ‘kill’ shots.
Caity Brown is a 22-year-old occupational therapy student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe who has her boyfriend to thank for coaching her through the conquest of a massive 12-point buck that green-scored about 190 inches.
Shane Ezell had been patiently hunting a small tract of land in Grant Parish since the opening day of bow season, but had never even laid eyes on a deer until the morning of Nov. 29, when he and his daughter saw a small buck.
I pride myself on being able to disassemble a deer pretty quickly. But judging from this video, I have a long way to go in terms of stripping down an animal.
This fella, who apparently works at Peach Orchard Deer Processing outside of Sumter, S.C., takes the hide off a deer and dumps its guts - and trims off fat - in less than two minutes. It's a video you just have to see to believe.