Nevada DOW Looks for Information on Deer Left to Waste
This sounds similar to a poaching incident they had on an elk they found in the desert north of Beatty. I believe it was back in the late 80's or early 90's. This particular time they found the body and the head in separate locations.
The game dept. figured the poachers were trying to get away with the head and were either spotted or got uncomfortable with it. It wasn't very far off the highway.
The article I read stated that it would have been the Nevada state record elk, at that time.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...