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Cell Phone - Don't Go In The Field Without It!

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I'm not sure what the heck is going on with some of these so-called deer hunters now days, but some of them are really starting to tick me off. Very long story made short, on Sunday evening there were 7 deer headed towards my grandpa's farm grove where he and my dad were sitting. The rest of us were sitting on fencelines, bottoms of ridges, waterways, etc around the section of land these deer were in. My grandpa owns 1/2 of the section, his farming neighbor (who we have permission from) owns the other 1/2. As the deer approached my grandpa's grove, these guys in an old camo suburban-type vehicle get out and shoot at the deer that were 250yds out there (slug hunting mind you) to keep the deer from getting to my grandpa's grove. Of course, the deer go back out in the middle of the section, and everytime the deer started coming to one of our group's way, they'd get out and shoot until finally the deer went in a spot where we weren't, and they shot one from the road. Nearly every shot they took was from the road (except for tresspassing a couple times), and putting their loaded gun back in the truck uncased. None of us had our cell phones with out in the field, including myself and I'm really ticked at myself for not having it along. The whole ordeal lasted a little over an hour, so a CO could have been there in time to see it.

Yesterday, I was in a grove where a doe and buck busted out when I was tip-toeing through it. Wouldn't you know it, the same camo suburban was on a gravel road on the other side of the section, the deer ran towards the road, a guy gets out and shoots from the road at the deer, wounds one, then they chase after it out in the field with their truck, hopping out taking shots at it to kill it. This time I had my phone with and called TIP. I didn't get to see if they shot the deer or not and I'm not sure if the CO found them, but we did get a license plate number and I gave that to the CO. I hope he nailed these idiots! If they aren't stopped this year, they'll be back next year, and I'll be waiting with my cell phone in my pocket!

BTW...we talked to two other groups of hunters who both saw this vehicle and had their hunts ruined by these SOB's. One guy had been belly-crawling for 1/4 mile sneaking up on a buck when they saw the guy, they must have figured something was up, so they shot in the air from the road and the buck got up running and they chased after it with their truck.

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What the heck is wrong with people? I wonder how much alcohol and possibly other mind altering substances were at play. I tell you, it really makes a guy feel safe.

Be safe and call 911 let the local authorities handle this one.

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basscatcher,

I never did get your email and I seriously need to talk to you...

Can you try again jefflawdog@yahoo.com or post yours so I can reach you?

Thanks,

Jeff

PS. Our game warden told me Sunday when I saw him that this was one of the worst years he's ever seen for guys running deer with trucks...

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I could hear tons of road hunters this year on the highway that runs pst the property I hunt. The road had a bunch of cracks patched this summer with sealer. When a car at normal road speed goes past, they make a quick thumpthump noise.

For every car that was going ar road speed, I would hear three that would go thump..............thump - moving very slowly. My neighbor said he watched one blue van all morning. He would go back and forth, running a five mile stretch of road, and then turn around. They would also drive down driveways and then turn around. Must have driven past a dozen times. Slow speed, with windows down.

Never heard or saw them do anything illegal, however.

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Lawdog...try e-mailing me. I sent the e-mail again, but for whatever reason it didn't get through.

erictami@mchsi.com

And yes, it was darn bad what we saw over the 3 days. Not only these guys, but other trucks driving through grassed waterways that were dry, driving alongside waterways, screaming down the road trying to run down deer, etc.

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