Went Fishing, Caught 4 Deer

Last report from Alaska Fish and Game indicated they were investigating Mr.Satre for transporting native wildlife without a permit. The Sierra Club is sending three representatives from San Francisco to monitor the result as take their rightful place as “friends of the court”.  

A once in the history of mankind kind of thing. The Best Day Of Fishing Ever! Some fishing stories are a little hard to believe but this guy has pictures to prove his story… I’ve heard of salmon jumping into boats, but never anything quite like this.

Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing boat when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat.

“Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us. We could tell right away that the young bucks were distressed. I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat. In all my years fishing, I’ve never seen anything quite like it! Once on board, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering.”

“This is a photo I took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest. We headed for TakuHarbour.

Once we reached the dock, the first buck that we had pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say ‘thank you’ and disappeared into the forest.

After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help.

This is me carrying the little guy.

My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn’t know how long they had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive.

My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!”

Awesome! Our Lord works in mysterious ways.

7 thoughts on “Went Fishing, Caught 4 Deer

  1. One summer my Mother (about 35 at the time) had the bright idea to run some trot lines to make extra money. My Dad had no problem with it.
    She was out running the lines when she saw a deer crossing the TN River and decided she wanted deer meat. She drove over lassoed the deer and drug it to the bank where she beat it to death with a boat paddle.
    She cleaned it with a fillet knife, drove back to trailer the boat and went home.
    We had deer stew that night.
    She (my Mother) weighed 100 pounds soaking wet.
    Little German lady that could and did fend for us many times.
    True story.

  2. That was a beautiful story, Gray Rider. Made my heart happy.

    Every now and then we need things to work out just right.



  3. When nature needs help she seems to find it with the right people at the right time and place. For years I worked at a animal sanctuary here in Florida rescuing lots of big cats mainly. But we never turned any animal away so the variety was pretty varied at times. It was a learning experience and a labor of love and the people I meet and taught gave me hope that someday things will get better. Helping animals opens your eye’s as to how screwed up people really are. I used to tell people that there are over 3,000,000 different species living on this planet and there’s only 1 ruining it for the rest, just something to think about. I understand hunting and the circle of life but when you can save a animal and look in it’s eyes and see trust and a thank you it really is a spiritual connection.


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