Orange Collar on a Deer?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by BillF, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. BillF

    BillF Well-Known Member

    My buddy got a picture on his trail camera of a 4 pt. with an orange collar around his neck? Is this some kind of tracking device or somebody's pet? And can you shoot this deer? I know a 4pt. isn't legal but it would be for a youngster during the youth hunt. Just curious.
     
  2. coonnutz

    coonnutz Well-Known Member

    It's probably a hunter disguised as a deer, he then decided to put a orange collar around his neck hoping no one would shoot him. :biggrin::fit:

    Seriously though, think a collar around a deers neck means it's a pet, but if it is a pet wouldn't leash laws apply to that as well:confused:
     

  3. green_head_getter

    green_head_getter Super Member<br>2010 Bowhunting Contest Winner

    Its a pet that was released, u can legally shoot it but come on. My grandpa had a doe for a couple of years and turned her loose with an orange collar. We saw her every year until last year. Shr was 12 last year, makes u wonder how old some of these deer really are
     
  4. nick83

    nick83 Member<br>2011 Turkey Contest Team Winner<br>2014

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    i know a guy that lives around otto rd. that has a 4 pt that has a orange collar.
     
  5. John Stiles

    John Stiles Ultimate Member 2007 Team Turkey Contest Winner

    Somebody's pet. Not fair chase......but technically I reckon:head:......but I wouldn't.:up:
     
  6. nick83

    nick83 Member<br>2011 Turkey Contest Team Winner<br>2014

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    Just talked to him and it has gotten loose
     
  7. BillF

    BillF Well-Known Member

    Don't think it is the Otto Deer. This one was in North Central Arkansas
     
  8. cables

    cables Well-Known Member

    there was a doe on our lease back 7 years ago that had one on and we were trying to kill it to put it out of it misery. The collor was cutting into her neck and had to be making it hard on her to breath and eat. The next year we saw her again and she did not look well, we never got a shot at her and never saw her again. I felt sorry for her.
     
  9. lc071

    lc071 Well-Known Member

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    Did it look like this?

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  10. BillF

    BillF Well-Known Member

    Kind of. Not a very good picture. This one was much looser fitting and it looks like it may have a transmitter on it. I know the game and fish track bears in our are but I didn't think they did on deer. Someone said they do that on occasion to track the range of the deer. I'll try and get the picture and post it on here.
     
  11. BillF

    BillF Well-Known Member

    Here is the picture
     

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  12. 4hunting

    4hunting Well-Known Member

    Looks like a dog collar on it to me. Got a fellow who live close by that has several deer he keeps that all have orange collars as such on them. This collar on a deer reminds me of something that happen about 8 years ago. This guy now has a pen he keeps them in for the reason of what happened told below, but back then he just let them run loose.

    He had one 6 point that thought it was a dog. It was born & raised with his dogs & went everywhere they went. Dang deer done everything a dog did but bark. Rumor had it this deer could run rabbits with the best of them, just like the dogs. One day a call came over the fire department radio of a car wreck right about where this man lived. When everyone got there, here was a lady wrecked in the ditch, not hurt, but shaken up pretty good, telling a story of what had happen that was allmost unbeliveable. She was swearing to the state trooper that she had swerved to missed this buck deer that was chasing these 3 dogs for all he was worth trying to catch them. Then when she piped up & said it appeared the deer had a dog collar wrapped around his neck didn't help matters any either. Dog's being chased by deer, deer wearing dog collars, what was the poor trooper to think? The cop was about to hall this poor woman to the county jail for testing to see what kinda stuff she was on until some of the locals told the trooper that she more than likely saw what said she claimed!
     
  13. Deer as pets is just plain stupid. Shoot him !!!:popcorn:
     
  14. hunter_3780

    hunter_3780 Select Member<br>2014 Team Turkey Contest Winner

    please explain:head:
     
  15. coonnutz

    coonnutz Well-Known Member

    Its a button buck shoot it shoot it:fit:
     
  16. Tony Harris

    Tony Harris Super Moderator<br>2012-13 Deer Hunting Contest Wi Staff Member

    Saw a doe near Amagon that had an orange collar on and she was far enough away from houses that I don't think she was a pet.
     
  17. STERRNO

    STERRNO Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<br>2

    Last year my mom and I were driving back from texarkana and we saw a doe with an orange collar on. It was standing on the side of the road with a dog it was a little after fulton. We looked at each other like did we just see what we thought we saw.
     
  18. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

    I used to have a pet doe and I kept an orange collar on her in case she ever got out. I had hoped folks would know it was a pet if it was to get out.
     
  19. jas870

    jas870 Super Member<br>2012-13 Bowhunting Contest Winner

    I know an old man that had a nice buck in a pen and he would a tually paint his horns orange. Some sucker snuck in there on night and shot it with a crossbow. And cut the pen and dug it out. What an idiot!
     
  20. mossburger

    mossburger Well-Known Member

    i have heard of people who have deer living as house pets, i dont agree with it. I dont agree with deer being kept in pens either.

    I wouldnt shoot it.

    I do wonder how well a pet deer adapts in the woods, probably pretty good-as deer are extremely adaptable to any environment. The other deer might think the pet deer is a little weird though :whistle: