Very sad to see it go to waste. I wonder if the person who poached it was scared off by some passing traffic or something. Probably won't catch the person, but if they do, I hope they give them a little more than a slap on the wrist! Trophy mule deer, or even a mule deer doe, it's unexcusable!!!
I agree with everyone above. Especially the anger part as it just seems to be getting worse. We just read about the one by parachute a couple of days ago and now this one shows up. This one was just killed for nothing but someones enjoyment. Hopefully they catch him but the chances are slim.
Yes I saw this one too. Disgusting! One can only hope that the criminal/poacher is caught someday. The good thing here is that the idiot was not able to take the antlers or any meat. This could mean that maybe saw him/her and maybe there is still hope they are caught.
While hunting 1st rifle season I came across a CO DOW officer and he had a huge rack in the back of his truck bed that was a very nice trophy - unfortunately taken from a poached animal. I have not seen a write up from that one though.
Anyhow - sickening that this stuff happens. These people are not hunters for sure.
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might leave your area and go to another traditional winter yarding area. But they will return to the area around late February early march to spend the rest of their summer there. At this time of year, the use of scouting cameras will be the tool in...