Man there are really some Stupid Hunters out in the woods today!
Saturday was the 1st Day of Whitetail Deer Muzzleloader season here, So I went out at Zero Dark Thirty this morning was up in the Tree well before Sunrise and just hanging out (Pun Intended) having a good day enjoying what GOD made all around me.
About 0730 this idjit walks in about 30 yards from me I'm whistling and making noise flashing my light at him, like I'm right here to let him know he's in my zone, He moves off to about 50 yards and sits down still well within my kill zone but being tired of playing ignorant games to advise him of my position I just let if but since it was Public land so I chalked it up to Poor Hunter Ethics or so I thought.
About 0900 a Nice 6 Point Buck comes along at about 80 yards from me to my right, I waited looking at the Buck because something didn't look right. When I noticed he had a ARROW sticking in him I zoomed in with my scope the arrow had just pierced the skin and the broad head was sticking out clearly with no sign of ANY blood around the wound. The Deer moved up to about 30-35 yards to my front, When I decided I was going to take it.
Being sighted In for 100 yards I knew I would have to aim a bit lower or my round would just fly right over him so I carefully put the cross hairs on him lowered them down some and squeezed off the shot. My 300 Gr JHP sabot from the 50 Cal In line Muzzle loader Hit it's Mark clearly as I saw him falter then run, about 150 yds to my left front he then stopped and was going to lay down. When suddenly the idjit from 90 minutes before stands and begins walking right at where the deer went down.
So Now I decide I gotta do something so Standing up YELLLING and SCREAMING at FULL Volume for him to STOP, I yelled till I was blue in the face but it was to no avail he walked on through, Flushed up the deer moving it on down and across the river up into private land. So I climbed down the tree. Reloaded the Gun, then took off after MORON and my deer.
At about 200 yards he's walking all around and I walk up on him MORON that is, and I'm like didn't you here me yell STOP, he's like ya but I wanted to look at the deer so I figured I'd find it for you. I'm like you @#$%%^& MORON you just PUSHED the deer across the river an ONLY God knows how far away.
Then he's like I can't find no more blood so you must have missed, and I'm like if there's blood over there I didn't freaking miss! Now being a Retired Marine and after dealing with kids for the past 23 yrs I wasn't holding anything back on him. I ended the one sided conversation with So why don't you Just leave the area before I beat you within a inch of your life with your own gun!
He's like I just wanted to HELP, and I'm Like you already ruined my day because you chased my deer across a river that I can't walk across and further into the woods, than he would had been, so now if you want to HELP...... just leave!
I did learn during this so called conversation that this was the 1st TIME he had EVER been hunting and everything he knew was from watching them so called experts on TV.
The Long of it I shot a GREAT deer one I would have been proud to mount but because some idjit that shouldn't be in the woods and doesn't know the 1st thing about DEER HUNTING pushed that deer across a river into Private Property with no way of being able to recover it.
The Lesson to TEACH NEW Hunters NEVER FOLLOW a deer within 5 mins of being SHOT!