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    Roping A Deer.

    I've received this only a few times over the years. I always get a good laugh out of it. Hope you do too.

    Author unknown - for good reason

    Actual letter from someone who farms, He writes well and tried this:

    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 m! e off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred t o 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 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 dr! aw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was i neffective.

    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..

    All these events are true so help me God.! .. An Educated, Bruised and Bleeding Rancher.......................
    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

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    Gun control: Forcing a 95lb woman to fist fight a 300lb rapist

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    That is an awesome story, true or not.
    Maybe he should have brought some big guys to help him wrestle that thing down and hog tie it. Either that or invest in a tranquilizer dart gun.
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    I got a true deer/rope story I was there.
    We were working in Kingwood, WV. remodeling the Court House, myself and a couple workers were sittin in the parking lot having a cup of coffee befor work.
    I good size doe came running through the parking lot ran across the street and jumped through the plate glass window at the Hardware store across the street.
    Smitty a sheet metal worker/cowboy grabed a rope from his truck ran across the street and jumped through the same window the deer had just entered. Two minuets later the deer jumped back through the window with Smitty's rope around it's neck and Smitty on the other end.
    Smitty had the deer in the middle of the road right in the center of town running around him like a horse on a lung line.
    A State Trooper which had his office in the Court House came out and told Smitty to get that rope off the deer and turn it loose. Smiitty gave a hard jerk on the rope and deer fell to the ground and Smitty jumped on it removed his rope, stood up and the deer ran off.
    Now I know this one is true, I saw it.
    Last edited by Debray; 12-07-2009 at 04:57 AM. Reason: miss-spelled
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    Dang man, if we could just get PIG USMC to show up with some shine I could sit around and listen to "deer on a rope" stories all night.

    LMFAO

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    LOL thanks for that. that was good.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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