This morning I was coming home from work on 519 in Harmony twshp,I passed a deer that had been hit,I said to my girlfriend " I think that deer is still alive,I'm going to go back and check" I went back, low and behold it was still alive. I told her to cover her eyes because I'm going to put it out of it's misery. I grabbed my knife and went out to it. After petting her for a while to make her feel at ease,I stuck my knife into her vitals,but I think I stuck her too low,she bleated a little and laid there for a while. As I was waiting for her to die a troop car pulled up behind me.When they came walking up to me,the first thing I did was tell them that I had a knife in my hand,figured that would be a good thing to tell them.I told the male troop(there were two,one female and one male) that he may have to finish the deer off,I really don't think he wanted to so I asked him if he wanted me to try again, he said yes,in a please do tone..ha ( I'm sure he was thinking about the paper work involved when he has to use his gun) so I stuck her a little higher and after a short time she died,trooper helped me drag her off the road. Ok my intentions weren't to go into the whole story,sorry. My question is ... How do you dispatch a deer on the road if you come across one? I've cut their throats before but I don't think that's the best way for a quick kill.I should add... Even being a hunter I didn't enjoy having to do this
Edited by DBuck, 01/09/14 - 04:36 PM.