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13 minutes ago, Little Red said:

What were you going to do if you caught it? Sounds like a new rodeo event.  That’s one critter I wouldn’t want on the end of a rope!

No clue. I have roped a number of things and then said OOPS!! Everything from the sister in law’s dog, rabid raccoon, coyote, bighorn sheep, and WAY to big of bulls. The worst by far was a decent size Mule deer buck. Lost a brand new King rope in that wreck and dang glad of it!

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6 minutes ago, Lazy WP said:

No clue. I have roped a number of things and then said OOPS!! Everything from the sister in law’s dog, rabid raccoon, coyote, bighorn sheep, and WAY to big of bulls. The worst by far was a decent size Mule deer buck. Lost a brand new King rope in that wreck and dang glad of it!

...if I tried to "rope "an animal , I would probably end up hanging myself....or worse......:o

....always figured the firearm  was the ideal tool for those various species   , you mentioned, Lazy WP....:rolleyes:

Mike

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6 minutes ago, mike newman said:

...if I tried to "rope "an animal , I would probably end up hanging myself....or worse......:o

....always figured the firearm  was the ideal tool for those various species   , you mentioned, Lazy WP....:rolleyes:

Mike

It’s amazing how easy it is to catch stuff you shouldn’t. Now when I need to catch something for a purpose, I can’t!!

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1 hour ago, Lazy WP said:

No clue. I have roped a number of things and then said OOPS!! Everything from the sister in law’s dog, rabid raccoon, coyote, bighorn sheep, and WAY to big of bulls. The worst by far was a decent size Mule deer buck. Lost a brand new King rope in that wreck and dang glad of it!

Kinda long but I laugh my arse off every time I read it..........?

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 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, 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 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 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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I know a guy who related a story about shooting a beaver one night while bow fishing. “and then the fight started” it was hilarious. 

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Yeah Jeff, it was a lot like that except I was horse back and HE DAMN SURE WASN’T impressed!! That poor old grey horse saved my life numerous times. 

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12 hours ago, smfarms said:

Now ground hogs are another story. Usually get 8-10 with lead poisoning. When I was younger and had more time if I didn’t get 40-50 in a year I was not trying 

Ah, for the good old days when you could just drop the end of the hose on the anhydrous ammonia tank in the burrow and crack the valve.

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The offending hole that was full and level last August at that time we added two Bobcat buckets of dirt. It had been about 4 years since we had filled it. With all the rain this year I am thinking it settled in. This hole is where I killed that badger. It must have been one **** of a badger mansion to swallow that much dirt.IMG_2807.thumb.jpeg.6cdbe044957a8b3673aba9f9404867ae.jpeg

Don't look like much in the picture but around 30 x 36 x 30 

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On 7/23/2021 at 12:01 PM, Lazy WP said:

No clue. I have roped a number of things and then said OOPS!! Everything from the sister in law’s dog, rabid raccoon, coyote, bighorn sheep, and WAY to big of bulls. The worst by far was a decent size Mule deer buck. Lost a brand new King rope in that wreck and dang glad of it!

You need to read "The Cowboy and the Cossack" by Clair Huffaker. Many moons since I read the book but there is a story in there about roping either a Siberian wolf or cat and presenting it to the mounted Cossacks as a gift.

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On 7/22/2021 at 4:46 PM, ihrondiesel said:

You can buy tannerite at a lot of farm supply stores. Or maybe put in a call to @IHRunner and tell him you have some target practice for him, he like things that go Boom!

And what section of the farm store does one find tannerite? Asking for a friend.?

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14 minutes ago, iowaboy1965 said:

And what section of the farm store does one find tannerite? Asking for a friend.?

Don't ever fill a 2 1/2 gallon jug with tannerite and touch it off!!!

And don't ask me how I know

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