I've heard about several other people who have tangled with deer by accident. This guy sought out his punishment. Pretty Funny!


Actual letter from someone who farms and writes well!

I had this idea that I was going to 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 t he 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

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 take

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.20 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, so 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 re ached 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

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 b ack 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 knocke d 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!