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.
Here is a tip that was passed along to me - and I have not tried it yet - but it looks (and smells) like it will work fine! The gentleman that gave it to me regards it as his secret weapon and he is a VERY successful hunter.
Get a fresh tarsal gland off of a decent buck - I think the ranker, the better. Taking them off of bucks that are hot in the rut seem to be the best because that is when the glands are the darkest and have the most "male buck" scent...
Take that gland and put it in a good,...