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.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....