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.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...