I hear that! We've had someone shooting deer, cutting off antlers, and leaving carcass for the coyotes. Been going on for past couple years. There have been 15-20 deer found like this in the area. They take any size buck , not just trophies.
Really P.O.'s me to spend so much time doing it the right way , and then have some $@$@$%& come along and ruin an area by shooting all the deer. Hopefully they"ll get caught someday
Im from missouri and this is an out rage. Iwas told by a game and fish fellow to watch out for something sounds too good usely isnt. I just this year ask an outfitter about private ranch hunts. and the first thing out of his mouth was send me the 50 percent then we would talk. sorry but hunting is going the wrong way
some of those private ranches are too big for their britches! there is plenty of public land to hunt and it is good hunting here in Colorado, if you know where to go.there is legal outfitters that will show you a decent hunt and then there are those who are way out in left field!!!.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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