'Dead' Deer Comes Back To Life

By author of Brow Tines and Backstrap

When watching old-school hunting videos and outdoors TV, I always get a chuckle when the successful hunter creeps up on a buck they saw fall and pokes it in the eye with an arrow to verify that it is, indeed, dead.

I guess I've always just viewed it as an unnecessary step done solely for dramatic effect or perhaps because "that's what granddad did."

Well, I may stand corrected. After watching this video of a deer that took a ride in the trunk of a car during a recent Michigan winter, following a collision with said car,  perhaps that old eye-poke isn't such a bad idea after all.