This was 5 years ago today, after my morning sit (gun hunting with a shotgun) I was walking back up to the hunting cabin, and decided to take a slightly longer hike back by taking a different trail than normal. there was a small ditch that I had to walk through half way down one of the trails I had to take, as I approached this ditch I saw a large set of antlers, so I stopped and stepped behind a tree and as I continued to try to get a better look I could tell this deer wasn't getting up. I called the property owner (my father in law) and told him this deer was laying there and clearly something was wrong with him, either he had been shot by a neighbor and ran here, or was sick or something. I ended up shooting the buck as he could barely pick his head up even as I walked up within 10 yards. after shooting the deer I went to drag him out of the ditch, as I pulled him his back leg now exposed opened up and could tell he had been hit by a car and it smelt something horrible. This poor deer had probably been laying there all the previous night and until I found him. Because the meat was ruined and the deer probably septic I just drug him off the trail and took his antlers, we put a camera on him to try to get a coyote count. A year later my father in law while looking for sheds found the deers skull, we put the antlers and skull back together and made it into a euro mount. This deer I think was old and on the downward spiral of life, he was only a 6 pointer, but he was no young deer. this weekend while at the cabin, I'll snap a picture of his Euro on the wall. if you look at the 3rd picture, his left rear leg, it looks like a leaf up against his body, its not, thats his leg bone.