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#3144129 - 01/29/13 03:46 PM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: TRIGGER]
geezer
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 Originally Posted By: TRIGGER
Why only bucks? I would venture to bet maybe a group got in there and just couldn't get out due to the slick lining. As someone else mentioned maybe the un identified deer in the middle is a doe and the bucks were drawn by her scent into the pond. Weird either way.


Think your dead on with that. I talked with the officer a bit ago and he also found 2 more and possibly a 3rd in the next pond which brings the total to 8. He said that they might end up testing the water but EHD is pretty much ruled out. Those ponds are very dangerous since they do drop almost straight down and with a little algea they get even slicker. He strongly believes that they all just got in and could never get out. The one deer on the other side never did get identified due to it being kinda unreachable but Id be willing to bet that it was a doe. All the bucks had hard horns so it would likely put them in the beginning of early rut so Im going with drowning as the cause unless TWRA rules otherwise and the officer did say he would be in contact with me should anymore investigating take place. Sucks they died in such a horrible way. Those little ponds are springing up everywhere for irrigation purposes and I believe they should have to fence them off or something. If I hear from TWRA on anything more Ill be sure a keep yall posted.

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#3144344 - 01/29/13 06:09 PM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: geezer]
catman529
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I reached the 5 th deer in the pond today. It had drifted to shore. It was covered in algae around the head, but I could not see any horns. Could have broken off but it was also much smaller bodied like a doe. I didn't see the other 3. I was on my way to go fishing so me and my buddy left after determining the ponds had no fish in them.
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#3144347 - 01/29/13 06:12 PM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: geezer]
Rockytop167
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I have seen this before, I live near a waste water plant that has settling ponds that are lined and deer get in and can't get back out. I've even seen dogs that have fell in and can't get out. sad!!
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#3144897 - 01/29/13 10:43 PM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: Rockytop167]
utfan1
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if thats the case ,uh maybe they need a fence around these things.a really tall fence.
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#3144914 - 01/29/13 10:59 PM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: utfan1]
DirtyBear0311
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I sure wouldnt wanna fall in there.
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#3144919 - 01/29/13 11:01 PM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: DirtyBear0311]
catman529
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When I get the chance I'm going to go back there and take a long stick and poke around and see if the pond drops off real steep or something. Also want to get some of my own pics since i left the phone and camera in the truck when I went to look.
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#3144966 - 01/29/13 11:46 PM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: catman529]
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Dang! What a shame. I used to hunt in those woods around those ponds years ago, way back before McKays Mill was even a thought. Liberty was just a small curvy two lane road.
Several nice bucks have been taken off that small parcel. I hate to see that happened to the deer.
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#3144969 - 01/29/13 11:48 PM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: Knothead]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Knothead
Dang! What a shame. I used to hunt in those woods around those ponds years ago, way back before McKays Mill was even a thought. Liberty was just a small curvy two lane road.
Several nice bucks have been taken off that small parcel. I hate to see that happened to the deer.
I almost thought about asking permission from whoever manages the property for mckays mill. would be a shot in the dark but what if you actually could get permission to bow hunt before they develop the woods into houses and stores. Some nice looking woods out there. I'm gonna have to walk around and look for some sheds or something.
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#3145060 - 01/30/13 05:14 AM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: geezer]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: geezer
...I talked with the officer a bit ago and he also found 2 more and possibly a 3rd in the next pond which brings the total to 8...Those ponds are very dangerous since they do drop almost straight down and with a little algea they get even slicker. He strongly believes that they all just got in and could never get out. ...Those little ponds are springing up everywhere for irrigation purposes and I believe they should have to fence them off or something...


Thanks for the update. Yeah, definitely, if the pond is that slick they need to put a chain link fence around it before some child wonders into the water and drowns. If I'm not mistaken you said it was a fairly populated area. I've never been there, of course, but I could just imagine some kids playing around back there and someone getting hurt. Talk about a huge liability! I hope someone let's the company/property owner know so that they are now on notice about how dangerous it is. I dare say if a deer can't get out of there an 8 year old boy couldn't either.
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#3145071 - 01/30/13 05:28 AM Re: CRAZY DISCOVERY today... [Re: BlountArrow]
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Got to thinking...we have 3 large lined ponds where I work. And, I can see how if you even lost your footing it would be like a slip 'n' slide and in you go. I don't know how the [censored] you'd get out...especially if the water is a little low and the top liner is exposed to the point that is the only thing you can reach up to.
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