well buck

I was looking back through the BIG DEER archives, and ran across this most unusual shed hunt we have ever posted. Man, you never know what you’re going to find in the woods:

About 20 years ago, some Missouri guys had been shed hunting all day to no avail when they decided to check a 2-acre thicket around an old homestead. Walking around the crumbled stone foundation, one fellow found an old well. He kneeled, looked down and saw the remains of this buck down in it.

The hunters first thought that maybe someone had poached the deer the previous season and stuffed it in there. But when they pulled the deer out, there were no bullet holes in the body that they could see. The only marks were scratches on its front legs. They concluded the unfortunate buck had fallen into the well and couldn’t get out.