Not necessarily shot off. I hit one with my truck once. Her was running full tilt across Green Pond Road. When I pulled over the first thing I did was look for damage to my truck.....There was none inspite of the noticable thud when my front bumper made contact with him. There was just a small amount of blood and hair. Since he was in full stride I belive my bumper made contact with his back foot. It was probably damaged to the point where it atrophied becoming usless.while deer hunting in sparta mt. I saw a 3 legged bear. he was having a tough time walking. some shot off his front left foot, just a stump left. poor guy.