Deer Rescued 1.5 miles Offshore

Posted on October 20, 2007  Comments (2)

Bambi Caught 1.5 miles OFFSHORE

They saw what appeared to be a seal with its snout out of the water, but they didn’t think any seals were around their fishing grounds and they kept watching. Soon they realized it was a deer trying desperately to keep afloat – and obviously losing the battle. Fearing the whitetail would get snagged in their lines they cranked in their rigs. Then the deer headed straight for the boat possibly thinking it was a spit of land.

But as it got closer and saw the two fishermen aboard, it had second thoughts. With its nose barely out of the water, it appeared to have been swimming all night, said Campbell. “Since the fish weren’t biting, we thought we’d give it a hand. Bo grew up around cows, was really handy with a bow line and lasooed the deer on the first attempt.”

to the closest beach, Kent Point, where I beached the boat and we carefully unloaded our catch on the sand. We untied him and jumped back.

“Too weak to stand, he just sat there quivering. We picked him up again and put his feet underneath him, but he still couldn’t walk or stand. We left him sitting there looking at us. Before we left, I looked him in the eye and said ‘See you on opening day; payback time.’

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2 Responses to “Deer Rescued 1.5 miles Offshore”

  1. Arthur Trueger
    October 22nd, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

    That story is hilarious! They only helped the deer because the fish weren’t biting? and see you on opening day – that is great. he who giveth can taketh away.

  2. Buck
    February 9th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    There is a big Corp of Engineers lake near where I live. I have had many a fisherman tell me about the whitetail deer that they have seen swimming across. It’s only about two miles wide, so I can see exactly how the above happened!

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