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With so many does on my uncles property in 2a, I am recruiting for people to catch them so we can put them on my property in 2c! Have a few that walk right under stand that smell where I pee, so you can just jump on them. We'll take them to my mountain so I can see a deer or two when I'm out hunting!

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I can tell you one thing, you DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT want to wrestle a deer. You will lose. However, if you're paying well, I'm willing to give it another shot!
 

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Count me in.....always wanted to try mud rasslin a deer.
 

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I can tell you one thing, you DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT want to wrestle a deer. You will lose. However, if you're paying well, I'm willing to give it another shot!
i dont know about that, i have seen by buddy take down a few does, but he is a different breed
 

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I said it before on here and I will say it again. A rear naked choke hold for 25 seconds is all it takes. Done it hundreds of times on deer.

It pays to watch UFC MMA.
 

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I had this idea that I could 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. 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 slide off to 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!!
 

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Bcozhunter

I.Cannot.Stop.Laughing. hahahahahaha I'm in a computer lab laughing my @ss off right now readign this story hahahaha but it's probably something I'd try to, however I'd be even more clever (and I use that loosely) cuz I'd probably down a few brews with my buds and by a few I'd mean like 12ish then go out and give it a whirl.

You should try doing what these people did, it's a longer process but I think it'll work better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbkon1rmGss
 

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That is hilarious.........







.........EVEN IF IT IS THE THIRD TIME I'VE READ IT
 

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GIE said:
That is hilarious.........







.........EVEN IF IT IS THE THIRD TIME I'VE READ IT
That is hilarious.........







.........EVEN IF IT IS THE THIRD TIME I'VE READ IT
 

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<span style="font-weight: bold">I have a plan!</span>

Having had the experience of dealing with a buck deer that I raised, I can assure you that your plan had better be the equivalent of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and you'd be wise to look into the name of a good doctor that specializes in sports medicine and has priviledges at a trauma center.
On the other hand, if your main objective isnt to actually capture deer, but rather to evoke sympathy and tender ministrations from the sort of women who feel sorry for a guy with injuries, you might consider taking up the sport of hand sorting wildcats. Even the most hard-hearted of women melt at the sight of a pathetic creature wrapped in thirty or forty yards of gauze and bandages.
 

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I was completely sober, lol. And I was getting a paycheck to do it. Wrestling the ones that were "contained" wasn't too bad most of the time. It was the one time I tried to wrestle one down that wasn't "contained" that I learned my lesson. I can only assume the deer though I was trying to kill it(what else could it have though, I jumped on it and tackled it), so, it in turn tried to kill me. I guess you could say I ended up "winning" the battle, but I still have the scars from it!
 

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Sober, perhaps.

Screws torqued to standard holding capacity, perhaps not.
 

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I got to watch a chunk of video footage of a 6-foot plus local WCO raced into a small deer trap to throw a young doe to the ground so it could be tagged and collared. It was pretty funny when he started screaming like a girl as the deer kicked the snot out of him. It was even funnier when a 100 pound girl from the deer capture team went running into the trap and rescued him by throwing an holding the deer down until he could gain his composure and eventually help her manhandle the deer.

Borden811 probably even knows who that WCO was since he was also part of that trap team.

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Counting coup, we were just discusing this elsewhere.

Could be a new sport
 

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Lol, yes Dick, I remember that we'll. I still say that was the best job I ever had. Never mind the pile of clothes I had that were shredded from deer hooves. I've got a collection of videos around somewhere that would make for some quality entertainment
 
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