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Old Nov 18th 2015, 02:10 PM   #1
  Aug 2014
  Groton SD

i had a fawn that didn't seem to be eating so I darted with a shot of draxon. I think when I darted I hit the hip bone or something. the draxon seemed to work she is hungry and eating but now right at the ankle joint on back foot is folded back and she walks on the skin part of foot . Is it worth trying to splint or anything?
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Old Nov 18th 2015, 02:21 PM   #2
  Apr 2009

Chris please start darting in the neck! *I think you maybe hit a nerve or something that is making her walk that way! *I know of people who did the same thing and the deer NEVER came out of it! *JUST MY EXPERIENCE * SIMONSON
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Old Nov 20th 2015, 05:12 AM   #3
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
Been darting the rump since 1979 and only once had a problem with a dart that hit low. We are very patient when darting and don't stretch our shots out over 50 yds. We occasionally dart a wormer in the neck with 1/2" needles where the hair is shorter to maximize the effect of the tri-port pneu darts
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Old Nov 20th 2015, 06:12 AM   #4
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  May 2010
  Stevens Point/Gillett, WI

The rump shot is the safest shot you can take in my opinion. Neck you have smaller target, spinal shot, shoulder blade, jugular. I save this shot for my big full winter coated bucks. Give your girl a baytril/banamine dart and monitor. Ryan
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Old Nov 20th 2015, 06:30 AM   #5
  Apr 2009

we all have our preference but I have noticed when darting adult bucks It works best FOR ME if they are darted in the neck *The tranq works better! *Everyone should do what they think is best! *Ive been doing this almost 20 years and darted 100's of deer * Ive never had a leg issue when darted in the neck! *JUST MT FEW CENTS
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Old Nov 20th 2015, 07:22 AM   #6
  Jul 2009

I sure as hades wouldn't dart a fawn in the neck....


If she is tame I'd isolate her and splint the lower leg joint. If not she will walk on the top of the foot and get it infected, no way to stop that. I had a fawn that kicked when getting a shot an stuck the femoral nerve, it did the same thing as your deer, foot folded under. We splinted the lower leg/foot joint. It healed in maybe a month. Pain in the rear but it works.
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Old Nov 20th 2015, 09:03 AM   #7
  Apr 2009

Where do you people give shots when you run the deer thru a chute? I'm talking about location on the deer! * JUST CURIOUS
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Old Nov 23rd 2015, 07:53 AM   #8
  Apr 2009

I give everything in the neck! *Am I doing this wrong? *RyanR and Dtala where do you give the shots? *JIM
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Old Nov 23rd 2015, 08:05 AM   #9
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep

There is no wrong in this industry on shots*just what works for you.

In the chute I give shots behind the front leg as low as the chute will allow.* For IM shots we use the rump.* I usually put folligon in the rump myself.
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Old Nov 25th 2015, 09:33 PM   #10
  Jul 2009

I usually dart in the hindquarter, from the side only, never from the rear. I will sometimes dart in the shoulder, never had a problem there. A fawn is too small to be shooting a dart into the neck, in my opinion.*


IM shots go into the shoulder area, sometimes in the hindquarter. SQ shots between the shoulders on top.
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