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Hunter cited for being a liar - Rob McCarley

Pretty sad when you lie about your "trophy" deer

http://www.hcdigest.com/ArticleContent/1/2009/468/Ohio-Buck-Not-Free-Ran...

1/12/2009

An Ohio hunter who reported he had killed a nontypical buck green scoring 220 inches in the wild and with a bow has been cited by the Ohio Division of Wildlife for providing false information to a check station.

The Ohio DOW originally reported to media outlets that the huge buck, taken by Rob McCarley of Circleville, Ohio, on December 8 had been killed in Franklin County with a bow on open lands as reported to them by McCarley. It was said that McCarley has killed seven deer that would qualify for the state’s Buckeye Big Buck Club, two of which exceeded 185 inches, not counting the reported buck.

On Monday, Vicki Ervin, communications manager for the DOW, clarified the earlier report through an email that stated the deer was taken legally, but not in Franklin County, not in the wild and not with a bow. McCarley allegedly took the deer on a pay-to-hunt preserve.

“It was reported to state wildlife officers that McCarley paid $12,500 and shot the deer with a rifle,” Ervin writes. Misreporting such information is a crime. Ervin said McCarley has been cited for providing false information to a check station and attempting to pass off the buck as killed in the wild with a bow. The citation was filed in Circleville Municipal Court.

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Hunter cited for being a liar - Rob McCarley

Just another example of the difference between a sportsman and a competitor. A sportsman enjoys his time outdoors, respects wildlife and his fellow hunters. A competitor has to prove he's better than anyone else...at any cost.

Competiiton has it's place in many venues. But not in the woods. We should all try to teach the next generation of hunters, trappers and anglers the importance of ethics in the outdoors.

To his credit at least this clown isn't a poacher. But he should still be ashamed...and prosecuted.

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The reason that people do this, is too much emphasis is put on trophy deer and not enough is put on having fun and the hunt its self. Kids need to learn that the trophy is what they get. The hunt and having fun with friends and family comes first. Waiting for the trophy is what caused the explosion of deer populations in certain areas. These trophy hunters alot of times wont shoot does and that is why certain areas are being over-run with deer. Then the DNR as in WI decides to do the EAB thing and you have these trophy hunters running around and tagging car kill antlerless deer to get their buck tag. Sounds crazy but it happens alot. Shame on You! Shame on You!

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mr.mc54 wrote:
The reason that people do this, is too much emphasis is put on trophy deer and not enough is put on having fun and the hunt its self. Kids need to learn that the trophy is what they get. The hunt and having fun with friends and family comes first. Waiting for the trophy is what caused the explosion of deer populations in certain areas. These trophy hunters alot of times wont shoot does and that is why certain areas are being over-run with deer. Then the DNR as in WI decides to do the EAB thing and you have these trophy hunters running around and tagging car kill antlerless deer to get their buck tag. Sounds crazy but it happens alot. Shame on You! Shame on You!

You are correct I once stopped at a deer car crash ( as a tribal cop ) in huge bad weather. Nice buck down, went to shoot it and the guy that hit it was saying don't shoot in in the head don't shoot it in the head. He was going to mount it. Mount a road kill - whatever.

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It very well could be that these guy's are so unsuccesful on wilderness hunts that they have to resort to such desparate measures to get something. I for one hunt for the "hunt", be it with weapons or a camera or empty handed. I do know someone that would rather pay for a harvest to be able to say he was not "skunked" for a season. Go figure. He was still "skunked", and he skunked his life by not just enjoying the wilderness with or without a harvest. A competator, not a predator, is the best way to describe that personality.

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Hunter cited for being a liar - Rob McCarley

You got that right. The people that hunt for the wrong reason are the ones that give hunting a bad name. I'll tell you one, A guy hit a very large buck with his truck and took it home, field dressed it and shot a hole through it to prove it was a gun kill. then he caped it out and took it to the taxidermist to have it mounted. Well he thought he got away with it till he was bragging about his big buck he shot while at the bar. After a few too many brewschnabbens the trueth came out to his buddies. They were jealous of course that their buddy would do such a thing and turned him in. The warden found the carcass laying out in the woods behind his house and after some talking to he admitted it.
Now, Why would a guy do such a thing when he could have got the deer tagged by the sheriffs dept. and done what ever he wanted after that legally? I feel there is so much importance on the size of the buck to win a pool or what ever, that people do all kinds of illegal things just to say they got the biggest buck. To me I couldn't do that because I would know where the deer came from but people do this and chase down road kills for their EAB tag all the time. I would rather tag a fork horn legally than to register a humongous buck that was illegal! Think Think

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