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Offline Russ McDonald

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Almost brought a elk home
« on: March 19, 2018, 06:52:34 AM »
Almost brought an elk home that some had hit on Ravensdale cutoff this morning while going to work.  A King Co road maintenance worker had one lane closed down and people were pulling wide around the elk.  Rag horn  right in the middle of the road.  Got out of my truck.  Gal that hit the elk was pretty shook up.  Went over to the worker and looked over at the elk and he was still alive.  Legs pretty broke up breathing not to bad.  He was watching everything around him like the cars going by and him trying to move his back legs to no one hits them.  Kept looking back at me a the worker.  Pretty sad to see an animal suffer.  LE had already been called.  I thought good and hard but the voice or reason, the wife, broke through.  We have the banquet this weekend and we are neck high in donations.  No time to dress and butcher an elk.
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Re: Almost brought a elk home
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 07:22:14 AM »
Not close enough.  Somebody should grab it.
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Re: Almost brought a elk home
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 07:52:15 AM »
Not close enough.  Somebody should grab it.
The amount of hunters I have seen going through there I would think so to.  Being that he was still alive would make I would think some good meat there.
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Re: Almost brought a elk home
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 10:08:03 AM »
Not close enough.  Somebody should grab it.
The amount of hunters I have seen going through there I would think so to.  Being that he was still alive would make I would think some good meat there.

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Re: Almost brought a elk home
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 04:52:03 PM »
Given the scenario, I can't imagine he went to waste.  Hopefully the LEO put him down and either donated the meat or let a passerby take him. 

Sucks that it had to go slowly...  It's a reminder of how humane our bullets and arrows are compared to most ways they meet their end. 

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Re: Almost brought a elk home
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 06:09:26 PM »
Given the scenario, I can't imagine he went to waste.  Hopefully the LEO put him down and either donated the meat or let a passerby take him. 

Sucks that it had to go slowly...  It's a reminder of how humane our bullets and arrows are compared to most ways they meet their end.
That was about the hardest thing for me to see.  A animal suffering sucks.   I was thinking the same thing when I left.   Went by on the way home everything was cleaned up.

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Re: Almost brought a elk home
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 06:58:26 PM »
 
Given the scenario, I can't imagine he went to waste.  Hopefully the LEO put him down and either donated the meat or let a passerby take him. 

Sucks that it had to go slowly...  It's a reminder of how humane our bullets and arrows are compared to most ways they meet their end.


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