Jamie Shriley grabbed her camera when she saw the doe walking through her yard, and her husband, Bill, believes that it is a tube that land managers use to protect their trees. It appears to me to be a plastic tube used to divert water from a drain. According to the Kansas Outdoor blog, while some angles show that the pipe isn’t particularly tight around the doe’s neck, it does increase her chances to get caught in brush and wire, which could lead to a wolf attack or starvation.
Hopefully one way or another, the deer doesn’t suffer. Shirley has some impressive bucks to her name, including a 257 1/8-inch non-typical which still ranks as one of the largest ever shot by a female hunter. –Brian McClintock
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