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If I had punched my tag I

If I had punched my tag I guess that is where I would pursue getting the authorities involved. Document everything with camera and call in the cavalry. I wouldn't enjoy getting someone in trouble but they would be asking for it.

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I know the feeling. When I

I know the feeling. When I was a teenager the first elk I took was a cow elk at about 300yards on the other side of this steep ravine. After driving around to the other side of the mountain and locating the elk I found it had already been gutted out and tagged in the ear. It was a sick feling in my stomach. It's pretty shitty what some people will do when they find a animal in the woods. I can remeber the feeling excatly and I can take you to the excat location of where I shot then located the elk. There were several other hunters in the area and I should have got the guys name off the tag and reported him. It had only been about 4 hours since the animal was killed and she dropped right in her tracks.

 

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i agree show them the

i agree show them the evidence that you shot it with your arrow if the got different broadhead.

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change one...

Ok let’s add a little to the scenario:  It’s the last day of the season and you have a 180 inch muley on the ground and they want it.

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A_H33, Do you work with the

A_H33, Do you work with the psy ops in Iraq, probing people to see where their limit is?  LOL

I know it's an army thing.

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If it was last day with a 180

If it was last day with a 180 deer I would be more aggressive. and also get the police or game warden involved. But then again its just a deer so i might just let it go.

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I have had this happen to me

I have had this happen to me once on a rifle hunt. I walked away from the situation because of the weapons but it sure ticked me off. I shot another buck the next day but it didn't take the sting away. Stay calm and controlled. If your not going to win the argument it isn't worth having.

 

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I guess I’m a lot more

I guess I’m a lot more possessive and aggressive because I would escalate the situation and it would probably get physical… I think I could take them.  Just what I would do.

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not w/ weapons present

Archery_hunter33 wrote:

I guess I’m a lot more possessive and aggressive because I would escalate the situation and it would probably get physical… I think I could take them.  Just what I would do.

I'm not doubting your skills in a physical altercation but things can be a little different when there are deadly weapons present. I just don't think it would be worth fighting (or dieing) for.

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not worth it.

I realize that there is always someone bigger, stronger, faster and better.  I agree that an animal isn’t worth dieing for but my anger may get the best of me.  I will only know when and if I am faced with that situation.   It stands with all parties involved to see how the situation will play out.

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