View Full Version : First kill with BD .45?
06-16-2005, 03:45 PM
Unfortunately, this morning I got to test the killing ability of the BD .45 bullet. I was on the way to work, and hit a buck just a couple miles from home. He was hurt badly, and obviously wouldn't make it, so, in spite of state law, I put him out of his misery.
So, I'm now missing a grill, have two cracked headlight enclosures, a dented hood, and a slightly dented radiator, which isn't leaking, thank goodness. I'm glad I was only doing about 45 mph.
A not so wonderful way to start the day.
06-16-2005, 03:53 PM
A VERY unfortunate day, but how did the BD45 perform? And is the deer in the meat shed? In our state of politicians, we get to keep any deer thats hit with little problem.
06-16-2005, 09:06 PM
Since '90 I've had 7 fresh off the grill. Did you just pop him through the head to save meat or do you have a 2 lane field report?
BTW, I got the package. I'll have it typeset tomorrow.
06-17-2005, 04:59 AM
Some years ago, Montana made it illegal to pick up road kill, I don't remember the reason. It should be changed.
The bullet worked as expected for a badly wounded animal that was in shock. One to the head was sufficient.
In Kansas, it is illegal to kill a game animal out of season even if it is terminal distress. The thought behind it is to keep people from using their vehicles to poach deer. That said, I have met several conservation officers and get the feeling that if they came upon a situation as described, they would probably get temporarily stricken blind, deaf and dumb. On the other hand, Kansas does issue salvage tags for both meat and antlers. I have a 150+ point whitetail rack above my garage door I got off of a deer carcass I found while pheasant hunting. Yes, I do have the salvage tag.
06-17-2005, 07:17 AM
I suspect Montana made picking up road kill illegal to eliminate what would otherwise be a big loophole for poachers. I'd not bet too heavy on a game warden showing common sense on a situation. Ive seen some that might and Ive seen some that really wouldn't have a clue about common sense.
06-17-2005, 07:31 AM
Had any good armadillo stew lately?
06-17-2005, 11:25 AM
And I just can't imagine people trading several hundred or thousands of dollars woth of damage to a vehicle, for a summer deer.
06-18-2005, 06:24 AM
We used to have a guy who had railroad ties for a front bumper on his truck. He hit a lot of deer. I eventually put him out of business but the damage was already done. In NY we issue tags for car struck deer and bear.
06-18-2005, 07:16 PM
I believe the MT legislature changed the law a couple of sessions ago to make it legal to tag and use an animal hit with a vehicle if you have a legal tag in the area and if the season is open. In other words if you hit the buck of your dreams, ruin your front end but his rack is intact you can tag it with your regular tag. If anyone ever did this no one I know of is aware of it. I would guess the meat would be pretty well bloodshot. Gianni.
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