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House does your dog respond to gunshots? At a Maremma stud I visited the owner would fire his gun when ... technique myself, all my Maremmas have headed for the hills when they see me with a gun (shooting feral cats)

Wimps. Franklin gets charged up when he hears gunfire. Ready for ducks! But of course, he doesn't chase and kill deer either. It wouldn't be allowed.

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But of course, he doesn't chase and kill deer either. It
wouldn't be allowed.

Personally,I'm having a hard time believing it anyway. Had the OP said fawn instead of deer,it would be more believable. He also said "keeps" indicating more than once which is really bucking the odds for a single GSD to bring down and kill an adult deer and if it's true,he should really be taking that dog to Las Vegas because he could really clean 'em out.
Then,there's the fact that the dog is supposed to have be able to catch up with the deer in a mere 43 acres without the creature leaping out of bounds in perhaps 15 standard deer leaps. AND,the dog "never leaves" the property so I guess she read the STOP! DO NOT LEAVE! BOUNDRY! SIGNS! and comes to a screeching halt reliably in the throes of hot persuit mode.

Every single dog(s) I've ever seen take off after an adult deer has always come back exhausted and panting,needing to drink huge amounts of water without having gotten to use their deer tags. I'm not saying it can't happen but in this case?

Naw.
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Every single dog(s) I've ever seen take off after an adult deer has always come back exhausted and panting,needing to drink huge amounts of water without having gotten to use their deer tags. I'm not saying it can't happen but in this case?

A friend lets her boxer x run (I know, I know) and he occasionally comes home with deer parts and once even brought home a head. He's a fast dog but we're quite sure that he's getting the pieces 'n parts from deer that are already down or dead. However, someone might see him toting Bambi's face and think that he's killing the deer himself.
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He's a fast dog but we're quite sure that he's getting the pieces 'n parts from deer that are already down or dead. However, someone might see him toting Bambi's face and think that he's killing the deer himself.

yeah - i had a hairdresser who worked in her home. She lived "semi-rural" and they let their lab roam (UGH). She regularly brought home deer legs and such. It's highly unlikely that she killed them (she was kinda on the small side, not very fast, and a lab after all).

I think this poster would "like" to think he had big tough GSD who could take down an elephant, but I'm betting it's just not the case as well. yeah - never go beyond the boundaries, but kill deer repeatedly. Pretty far fetched (maybe the deer are boundary trained too!).

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. She lived "semi-rural" and they let their lab roam (UGH). She regularly brought home deer legs and such.

Ok - it sounds like the hairdresser brought home deer legs. I don't think that was the case, but who knows?!?!? ;-D

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However, someone might see him toting Bambi's face

You have such a way with words!
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yeah - i had a hairdresser who worked in her home. She lived "semi-rural" and they let their lab roam ... unlikely that she killed them (she was kinda on the small side, not very fast, and a lab after all).

Years ago, my family moved to a wooded rural area that was becoming attractive to city folk, many of whom let their dogs roam. These dogs often formed packs of 4 or more and were known to bring down deer. The game warden put out flyers and made phone calls to all of the residents saying that on such'n'such date he'd be shooting all free-roaming dogs. And he did - the deer-running problem never reoccured.

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Years ago, my family moved to a wooded rural area that was becoming attractive to city folk, many of whom let their dogs roam. These dogs often formed packs of 4 or more and were known to bring down deer.

there was an article in last week's paper about a local pack of (IIRC four) dogs who brought down and killed an Angus bull.

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But of course, he doesn't chase and kill deer either. It

wouldn't be allowed.

Personally,I'm having a hard time believing it anyway. Had the OP said fawn instead of deer,it would be more believable. ... water without having gotten to use their deer tags. I'm not saying it can't happen but in this case? Naw.
I know of one case where a single dog killed a deer but it was an unusual situation. The owners and their dog were walking near a local reservoir when the dog startled a deer who jumped into the water and started swimming. The dog went in after it and managed to chase it to an area with steep banks. Every time the deer tried to go up the bank, it would slip and fall back to where the dog was waiting. Jane told me that they called, screamed and tried everything to get their dog to come back but she was pretty much obvious.

Unfortunately it was not a quick death for the deer. At the end, they said their dog was exhausted and rested with the dead deer on a small ledge against the bank. After about 20 minutes, this dog swam back to them, toting the dead deer. I know this dog and she's good sized (GSD-ish) but the fact she was able to swim with a dead deer, makes me think the deer must have been fairly small - a fawn or a yearling. OTOH, I have no idea as to the maximum weight a dog can tote while swimming.
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