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fly651

DNR took our deer.

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My younger brother went out last Friday and shot a little spike with his bow but it ran into a rufugee area. He and my older brother went and got two conservation officers and tried to track the deer down but never found him. The officers then said that if we were going to come back and look for him don't bring any guns or archery. So the next day we went back out there and searched again but without luck. The following morning my brother went and hunted for about 3 hours in his stand and saw a hiker poke his stick at something by the road. My brother then went to check it out and there it was the head of the spike he shot a couple days ago. Only him my older brother and the conservation officers knew about the deer in the refugee area. It would have been his first deer with his bow and someone had to ruin it. Oh well there's about a month and a half left hopefully it was for the better.

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bigbucks

I understand that only you guys & the DNR officers new about the deer, but couldn't someone else have stumbled onto it & took it? Why would it have to be the CO's? It sure seems like there certainly could have been someone trespassing in the refuge that found it.

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fly651

Just a thought cause why would someone risk getting caught in there? That place we hunt has too many CO's.

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NELS-BELLS

If it was a CO, they wouldn't have left just the head. They would have confiscated the whole animal. Besides, I would think the head is more valuable to the DNR so they can test for CWD and age the deer.

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ozzie

ok then why would the CO take your deer but leave the head?? Just a thought...You did say it is a refuge..people can still walk through the refuge I would imagine...Bad deal but at least it didn't go to waste!! Sounds like someone found a treat on the trail....Hopefully next time you can locate the kill before the scavengers do!!! wink.gif

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Powerstroke

I agree with Ozzie, you've got no proof that the DNR cut the head off your deer and took the body. In fact it sounds like someone took the deer and probably cut the head to try and claim it as a doe.

Maybe I should take the other side and say you must've found your deer and cut the head off and now you're lying to cover it up. Does that seem any more likely than the same CO's that helped you look for your deer came back to steal it without the head?!?

This thread should be deleted.

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Mark Christianson

Maybe not delete the thread, but the DNR isnt going to leave body parts.

Heck, its illegal for the public to dump carcasses/parts.

Someone either found the deer you guys shot, or it was parts from a similar deer that just happened to be dumped near your spot.

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MNice

If I knew I killed a deer and failed to find it, I would consider my hunt done, unless I had bonus tags. If I ever fail to retrieve a duck of pheasant (very rare, thankfully) I count that bird towards my bag.

just my .02

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catman71

"That place has to many COs" ???? How many is that? Only if I was up to no good would that concern me.

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Deitz Dittrich

I'm with you on that one Cat... There are NEVER enough CO's... Every time I am checked for anything I always than them for their time! I can immagine their job to be one of the most thankless on earth!

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buzzsaw

Quote:

I agree with Ozzie, you've got no proof that the DNR cut the head off your deer and took the body. In fact it sounds like someone took the deer and probably cut the head to try and claim it as a doe.


Maybe it was a crazy deer head collecting cult in the area, I'd get out fast! grin.gif

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bigbucks

Buzzsaw,

If they left the head, wouldn't it have to be a crazy deer "body" collecting cult???

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catman71

LMAO!!!!!

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warrior

Please would a moderator or someone delete this post, this is just ridiculous

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Powerstroke

I'm glad everyone sees the outragous nature of this accusation and realizes it make NO SENSE!!

I would like to thank the 2 CO's for stopping to help some young hunters locate a deer they shot. You can't always find them all, but a well placed shot ups your chances.

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Deitz Dittrich

I'm not going to delete this thread.. but I will lock it.. no more posts please... Co's did not take this deer!

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