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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2017, 05:21:46 PM »
I shot a small 5x5 elk near Naselle when I lived there and before skinning it, I noticed a small hole in the shoulder with thick puss coming out.  I thought at first it may have been from a tick or something similar, but when I skinned it out I found a 50 cal. maxi ball.

A friend in Alaska butchers animals in the fall and winter and he gets moose from a certain guide and more than a couple times he has found small caliber bullets under the skin of these animals in the back or neck. Speculation is the guide pops them from a plane to slow them down for his clients.
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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2017, 07:51:25 PM »
Shot a nice bull 5 years ago or so and when we skinned it out we found 13 22 bullets throughout the body.

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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2017, 08:14:16 PM »
My buddy is an orthopedic surgeon and last year when he operated on me he found my wife's size 8 shoe lodged in my backside from her being to tired of my hunting trips!!!!!!!!!  Hee Hee !!!!  Sorry, I just had to go there!!!! :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2017, 09:04:22 PM »
I shot the same antelope my daughter did two days later.  I had her scope messed up and she held perfectly but hit way low, nicked his leg.  I noticed it as he was hanging upside down from the hitch hoist by headlamp.

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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2017, 10:23:09 PM »
The blacktail buck I shot this year had one eye gouged out. Had to be during a fight earlier this year. The eye was way shrunken up and sunken into his head.
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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2017, 10:06:55 AM »
My dad got a nice 4 pt bull in forks area years ago, had a round ball in it, and a broad head. Butcher was not happy that his saw blade had cut the broad head in 2 pieces. I shot a 3x4 Blacktail one year, one of his front legs was about 4 inches shorter than the other, old wound, had a big deformity in the leg right below the shouder
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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2017, 07:31:35 PM »
killed a bull the third week of rifle season (Montana) last year.  Found 8 inches of arrow with broadhead attached completely inside the chest cavity, no indication of a wound from the outside.  The arrow was lodged next to the backbone in some connective type tissue.  Just some slight blood stain under the hide on the chest.   Arrow had probably been there since early September.     

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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2017, 07:39:22 PM »
killed the bull in my Avatar during Rifle season, upon skinning found 10 inches of arrow lodged between hide and ribs. Looked to be a hard quartering away shot that deflected and ran under the hide instead of penetrating. Would have been a money shot had it not done that. Bull scores 356 and I'm sure someone still has that shot haunting them to this day.  I kiilled it in 2009.

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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2017, 07:14:48 PM »
First and only Bear I shot with a friend while skinning it I found a .22 bullet in him. Was aged at 9 years when I sent in the tooth. Figure it must of been a farmer keeping him out of the garbage or something. Thinking too he'd gotten pushed out of his home because where we shot him was in low farm land.  :o
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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2017, 12:20:54 PM »
Killed a spring turkey north of Spokane that had multiple .177 cal pellets in it that were healed over.  Guessing he was wintering in someone's yard.
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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2017, 04:38:58 AM »
My bear had a shoulder full of birdshot.   Very little made it into muscle, but enough did that I had to be careful eating pepperoni.

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Re: Old wounds
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2017, 10:34:05 PM »
Still have an Allen Lightning 3 razor with piece of aluminum shaft out of a high mountain buck. Must've been in there for quite a while, had a nice grapefruit size pus pocket surrounding it
 

 

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