Most hunters have to leave their living room to get their deer, but not Ryan Manchester. He was enjoying a quiet evening at home when an eight point buck broke through the front door and started messing with the Christmas tree. He called the police and they contacted Animal control, but they were not going to arrive for a while. So he decided to take matters into his own hands.
He called his father who told him where the keys to the gun safe were and he retrieved a 9mm handgun. He went back downstairs and confronted his intruder who had destroyed the kitchen while Ryan was upstairs. The deer moved back into the living room where it finally noticed Ryan.
“He saw me and stopped,” Manchester said. “Like a deer in the headlights. So I shot him right between the eyes.”
The deer dropped and Ryan put another round into the deer’s shoulder to make sure. He immediately called the police to let them know he fired a weapon and informed them of the situation. After the police arrived they took a report and issued him a tag to keep the deer.
Although they are not completely sure of why the deer broke into the house, they are speculating that there might have been doe urine on the Christmas tree that the recently brought into the house.
In hindsight, Manchester realizes he may have been able to open the back door and the deer might have left. But he has no regrets. “I’m glad I shot it,” Manchester said. “It caused a lot of damage. I know people will judge me for it, but I don’t care. If it happens to them, they don’t have to shoot it. But after it did all that, it wasn’t leaving alive.”
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— Ryan Manchester (@98rmanchester) December 5, 2016