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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Harrisburg, PA Hunt 2F
Re: Skinny doe
I took a young buck in MO one year during muzzleloader season like the doe you saw. Did not know it was a buck until I shot it. It had shed it's rack already. Figured out why later. When we skinned it out we found the right shoulder completely atrophied. Also the "elbow" had a slightly greenish swelling/knot. Figured some poacher had shot it in the leg with a small caliber rifle in the summer or previous winter. It suffered a bit but seemed onto a complete recovery. Did not notice any limping when I jumped it and it ran before stopped, when I shot it. We figured the rack dropped early due to his system still being stressed a bit though. Could tell one side dropped off the day before and the other one late that night or early morning before I shot it (still pink and just glazed over).
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