Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State
• Horses: 0
Uhhgggg.....I know this is off topic but I hit a deer tonight with the car. I knew someday we would probably hit a deer because they're everywhere where I live. But I always thought it wouldn't be that big of a deal because I'm a big deer hunter. Usually when I see a deer I see a big red target, and have never had any mercy for the things. I shoot them without a second thought. But the way it hit was horrible! I can't get it off my mind! I was driving home from Wallowa Lake/Joseph Oregon tonight around 8 o'clock and this doe came out of NOWHERE and jumped from the woods right into the car and was sucked under the left front tire and it just went all over the road.....it was horrible. It shook me up BAD! The front bumber of the car was smashed and had deer hair all over it. Luckily no one was hurt and thank God it didn't come up and smash into the windshield, it could have killed me. People in my area have been killed by deer doing that. Also thank goodness I was in an SUV, who knows what it would have done to a small car. I can hardly look at my deer mounts tonight. And the ANOUTHER deer and her fawn ran out in front of me on the same road, luckily I had time to stop! Oh my gosh, it's been a long night! Sorry, I know it's off topic I just had to get that off my chest. I will still go hunting and be able to kill without remorse, but hitting the dumb thing is different! That thud it makes is sickening. Hope it never happens again. I don't feel sorry for the deer, it just shook me up!
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die. Don't be scared, just enjoy your ride - Chris LeDoux