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[–] InnocentBystander [S] 0 points 74 points (+74|-0) ago 

I got these pics from a friends father. They were taken last week when he was at the range. Nobody there had seen the deer before or heard about it, but clearly it was used to humans. Probably got fed and attention at some of the nearby farms. I guess once they get used to loud machines, gunshots aren't such a big deal.

I have doubts about this guys chances of surviving the next hunting season.

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[–] Grunge 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

That's fucking awesome, thanks for sharing these here. The deer is not very good at survival but that's cool as shit that it let him pet it while shooting guns.

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[–] InnocentBystander [S] 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

The deer is not very good at survival but..

How do you know he's not just scouting them while it's not in season, and going to learn their weaknesses so he can turn things around when it's 'game on'.
I'm going to be keeping an eye out for a headline like : 'Deer kills party of hunters'.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They don't necessarily have to be fed to approach humans closely. We had a huge herd at our last place. They knew to stay in our woods during hunting season and would lounge around on our patio most mornings. The juveniles were always hopping around on the side lawn in a separate group and stealing from our apple trees. We're lucky they stayed out of our pool. As long as we were quiet and didn't run towards them, they'd just look at us curiously. I have tons of photos of my kids with them.

It is odd that it approached gun fire, but as you said, it may have just been used to loud noise.

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"I have doubts about this guys chances of surviving the next hunting season"

I nave no doubt that he not only will survive, but will likely be actively protected by the very men who train at that range. He has become something of a mascot, a friend - every hunter at the range will be able to identify that buck by its location and features and I'm willing to bet that not a single one of them will take that deer. None.

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[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

I have doubts about this guys chances of surviving the next hunting season.

Rabies will have gotten him by then.

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[–] InnocentBystander [S] 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

That is very unlikely in this area.
Rabies is rare, but fearless deer are common.

Also, that is a group of older highly experienced wild Canadians. If you think that they would miss the signs of rabies, you are mistaken.

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[–] RedditBGone 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

I think that range should adopt him as the unofficial mascot. If those antlers keep growing and get anywhere near as large as his balls, somebody is gonna pick him off some day.

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I'd hate to be the guy at the range who shoots the mascot. Not that shooting a deer on the range would be very very smart anyway.

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[–] 6079813 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I'd start with a green safety vest for deer.

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[–] Sharpe103 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Or legal, I guess unless it was in season and you had a tag.

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[–] RedditBGone 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Messy, if nothing else..

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[–] HitlerIsBlack 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Whoever is feeding him needs to put a collar on him

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[–] meltingpotofhambone 1 points 33 points (+34|-1) ago 

300 magnum going off over it's head?!? wtf? that deer has to be deaf

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[–] EdSnowden 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

If it wasn't before, it is now.

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[–] TheDude2 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

I was expecting it to end up differently.

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[–] RedditCEOEllenPao 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Yeah, I was expecting dinner.

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[–] Ziekk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The next album of pics is when they took it out to an In N Out Burger.

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[–] InnocentBystander [S] 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I don't understand all the fear from some of the comments.
Deer being friendly is not unusual in this area. But rabies and disease from Ticks is. I basically grew up in the forest when I was young, and had a lot of contact with the wildlife. Basic cleanliness and simple precautions keep %99.99 of people safe.

I understand that it may be a bigger problem in other areas. But it is not a significant risk here. And deer being fearless is not unusual.

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[–] HitlerIsBlack 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

City folk don't realize how many deer there are in rural areas and how many people feed them and treat them like pets. My grandparents lived in a small town and families of deer would roam the streets of their neighborhood completely unafraid of people. Mothers with fawns would walk right up to people, let them pet, feed, or they would graze on the bushes and lawn. Rabid animals will act funny, kind of drunk, it's easy to notice.

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[–] MrEvilPirate 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Based 2A Deer lol

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[–] gregorypeckerwood 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"They're not just for hunting you know"

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Just for fun you should've made the last photo be a deer mounted on a wall.

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[–] revofire 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Second from last, and then put the last as a "JK!" kinda thing.

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[–] GumbyTM 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

A true sportsman would have offered to let him shoot your rifle.

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