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Taylor Lambert    Posted 02-17-2004 at 15:56:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
This morning i went to work when i got there I knew i had to take my Mack to the truck shop to get some fresh oil in the front hubs and such so I figured id pick up a dumpster and go to the landfill with it to save another trip. I get loaded and go down the main twisty little road. About midways through the trip a deer pops out in front of me I brake and down shifted the best i could, then a second one popped out and i took it out. I put my 4 ways on and pull over to inpsect the damages and this lady and her husband were sitting behind me in there car. I thought this was wierd but the they were wanting to know my liscence nuber i told them i didnt give that out. The deer was still alive but was broken in the back I asked the folks to call the game warden to shoot the deer but they refused. I didnt want to leave it there in pain and in the road and I didnt have a clube or anything like that. I had to back over the deer. That sound cruel but i couldnt stand its blating any more. Well mister and misses PETA get my front tags and call the cops on me which i havent seen them yet. I used a chain to drag the deer off the road and took pictures of the damage for a report. The lady asked why didnt i swerve I told her other than i was in a bad curve and the deer came out of the brush a few feet from the road that i was top heavy and couldnt swerve. I was a wreck all morning between watching them and trying to get the deer out of the road I to stop at the next wide spot to calm down a few minutes. I diont see why some folks can realize that life is hard and has alot of unpleasant events. They acted like i enjoyed hitting it. Sorry to rant.

Stormie    Posted 02-18-2004 at 05:25:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would have done the same thing myself. You did the right thing. Forget the idiots.

Michael M    Posted 02-18-2004 at 03:46:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man that's rough Taylor. Last winter, I came home from a dinner out to find blood all over the snow in front of the house. Long story short, the next morning I followed the trail to a doe who had been shot through the throat by poachers.She was still alive.Barely. I did the right thing and put her down. Called the DNR, conservation cops to let them know. I almost went to jail for poaching. They claimed that I had shot her with a damned .22, then let her bleed around for a day, and then shot her with the .270, and then called them in an attempt to get the permit to keep an illegal kill. Duhhhh
We have an arrangement now. I don't call them, ever, and they don't come here, ever.
You did the right thing in the situation.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 02-18-2004 at 03:42:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
THe Game warden in the area clled me, happens to be a local welding customer of mine told me the folks called. They were out of towners and going to protest a new Tyson aquirred chicken farm and processing plant in the next town. He told m even with the extended hunting season we still had nearly 7 deer to every 1 person in the county. and for me backing up overt the deer he also said was quick and painless way to put it down. As fo getting me harrassed I'll deal with them later if they say something. Well its off to work Take care

Cindi    Posted 02-18-2004 at 02:35:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's your animal right activists at work. They would rather see you dead or in the hospital, than the deer. They will keep insisting on no hunting until the deer are so thick that you can't drive at all and then they will demand to know why they can't get their freighting done in a timely manner. Some people have to get hit over the head with a deer before they get it.

Dave 2N    Posted 02-18-2004 at 04:09:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]

deadcarp    Posted 02-17-2004 at 18:09:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep there's nobody more right than somebody with half the story - heh heh.

years ago my dog-trainer buddy was just starting his kennel so he setup a guard dog service to get some cash flowing -well he was doing okay but he had this one dog axel who was a fine guard dog but really independent about getting in the trailer.

so here mike was rounding them up at 6 am and everybody else hopped in but axel decided he'd make a point so he started using mike's arm as a chew toy. mike's trying to be patient with the knothead so he retrieved his unruly dog and led him around the trailer in short leash, sure enough the dog nailed his arm again so mike just swung him against the trailer and grabbed his throat so he'd let go.

wouldn't you know it - about then a little old lady was walking her poodle and saw that. so here's mike with a dam dog taking blood outa arm and some feisty old gal is trying to read him the riot act. he finally offered to trade axel for the poodle and i guess it didn't sound like the best deal so she left. when the cops visited later that day, they said the gal was a troublemaker and don't worry about it. mike finally put axel down.

KellyGa    Posted 02-17-2004 at 17:57:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Should have asked those folks what they would suggest, bet they wouldn't have known what to do. I bet if they had hit the deer, they would have either left it to die a slow death, or called someone for help for themselves. People just don't get it. They weren't put in the position you were in, so they turned their nose up. Can't worry about what others think I guess. Just do what you think is right. Think you did fine, did what you had to do.

Short Round    Posted 02-17-2004 at 17:55:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taylor, you did the right thing and the best you could do with what you had at the time. That type of thing happens all the time here in WI. Three different members of my family have hit deer with the car or truck and a lot of the time there is nothing you can do about it, it happens so suddenly. You did the best you could with what you had, so forget about those other two rectums, some people just dont have a clue.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-17-2004 at 17:41:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Been there done that Taylor I had enough speed to finish him off though. Came out the ditch in the dark and all I saw was the head over the hood. Remember what they did when you asked them to help.
Later Bob

rhudson    Posted 02-17-2004 at 16:28:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i had a student that use to explain a lot of things by saying (every three in a thousand people are legaly insane). i think you met two of the three today. just think only one to go. you did the best you could. try not to waste your time thinking about it.

Dieselrider    Posted 02-17-2004 at 16:27:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
All you can do is all you can do, man. Don't lose sleep over what others don't understand. You did what was right and that's all you could do. No matter how much sense it makes to those that understand, there will always be those that don't.

Willy-N    Posted 02-17-2004 at 16:07:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
You did the right thing but wait till they twist it to make headlines!! Peta would have a feild day with that story! Mark H.

Colin in Wisconsin    Posted 02-17-2004 at 16:01:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Shame ya hit the deer and a bigger shame the folks behind you didn't slam into the back of you when you stopped quick. Hard to understand why they wouldn't call the warden for you but called the police when you did what you had to do to put the deer out of its misery. Some folks just don't have a clue.

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