The buck was limping for this reason Danny Omdahl shot. If that sees an injured deer, Omdahl says, he’ll shoot it instead of waiting for the opportunity to take a healthy and balanced one.

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The buck Danny Omdahl that Warren, Minnesota, shoot Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, after seeing it limping, is presented in this trail camera photograph from Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The buck wouldn't have actually been Omdahl's an initial choice come shoot, the says, yet it was limping therefore he make the decision to take it. Contributed / Danny Omdahl

Danny Omdahl that Warren, Minnesota, mutual this story that a whitetail buck he shot throughout the last weekend that the state’s weapons deer season.

Snow started falling about 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and around 4 customs had collected on the ground exterior Danny Omdahl’s deer stand by so late afternoon.

about 2:45 p.m., Omdahl recalls, the thought about walking earlier to the pickup for a sandwich yet decided to wait till dark.

the turned the end to it is in a great choice when a buck came out at 3 p.m. In ~ the south end of the swamp.

“I can see it was a pretty one,” Omdahl said. “Then, ns noticed it was limping so ns shot.”


If the sees an hurt deer, Omdahl says, hell shoot it rather of waiting for the chance to take it a healthy one.

A minute later, a neighbor texted to see if Omdahl had shot or if it to be some kids hunting on the neighbor’s land nearby.


about 15 minute after shoot the buck, Omdahl walked to the spot where the deer had actually crossed the pickup trail to Omdahl"s stand. Snow was comes down tough again, and Omdahl believed he could have a hard time tracking the buck because there to be very tiny blood. “I witnessed what I believed was one older track in the snow and also kept walking south to find the track i was looking for,” Omdahl said. “There were no other tracks so i went back to the just track.”

when tracking the buck south on the neighbor’s land, Omdahl witnessed a coyote about 100 feet away the was eat on something. The coyote didn’t understand Omdahl was there since the eye was coming under so hard.

shoot the coyote was tempting, Omdahl says, however he made part noise by rubbing a nearby tree instead.

“(The coyote) looked my way but preserved eating,” the said. “After a couple of minutes, it chose I wasn’t claimed to it is in there and also took off.”

Omdahl ongoing tracking the buck, and it ultimately jumped up. In spite of trying to clean and also dry his rifle scope, Omdahl states he tho couldn’t choose out the buck at less than 75 feet.

“I tracked him part more, and he did obtain onto various other deer tracks, but I could see they to be smaller,” Omdahl said. “I finally got him about 100 feet indigenous the south finish of the forest.”

he dragged the 10-point buck to the leaf of the woods and also walked ago to his truck, returning a quick time later on with a snowmobile come fetch the deer and also drag it earlier to the yard. He also took a photo of the buck through the sign attached, simply in case it came off throughout the mile-long drag.

Omdahl gutted the buck in the yard, winching him increase on a scale to weigh. The buck sweet 183 pounds v the liver and heart, and also the hide weighed 20 pounds, Omdahl said.

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“This is the one that was on mine cameras prior to the season,” Omdahl said. “I to be going to happen him up if I experienced him since he appeared to be just 3 year old, evaluate by the size of his nose.

“I was hoping he’d survive the season,” Omdahl added. “Two year more, and also he’d have actually been a big buck.”

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