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This topic contains 9 replies, has 10 contributors, and was last updated by  Elk Crazy 3 years, 2 months ago.

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  • November 28, 2012 at 12:06 am #497007 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 36
    Joined: 8/31/2009
    Location: Virginia
    In a day when I constantly hear hunters complaining about the actions of non-hunters, I think we should look at ourselves a little. Gun season started in my area on 11/17, so I decided to put my camera back out to see what may be pushed around during opening week. The camera was placed on my 5 acre parcel behind my house which I own. When I went back to check it tonight, I find my camera gone and a gut pile in front of where it use to be. At least my stand was still there! This is not an acceptable behavior and this is hunters doing it to other hunters. What happened to good ethical hunters and people alike.
    I hope I’m in my stand the next time someone comes through. [-o|
    November 28, 2012 at 12:11 am #542106 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 6/23/2004
    Man, that’s really bad. I have had some stands stolen. But a gut pile and a stolen camera is just ……….I have no words for it…….at least I can put on here anyway !! They will get their’s at some point !!!
    November 28, 2012 at 12:42 am #542107 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 63
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    Doesn’t sound like hunters to me. Sounds like poachers! Basically, thieves that just happen to shoot deer.
    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    November 28, 2012 at 12:44 am #542108 Back to Top REPORT

    Jay Miller

    Joined: 2/6/2010
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    Doesn’t sound like hunters to me. Sounds like poachers! Basically, thieves that just happen to shoot deer.

    x2 or kids in the neighborhood/area.

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    November 28, 2012 at 3:53 am #542109 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 4/2/2006
    I have felt your pain – I’ve had about $1,000 worth of hang-on stands and steps stolen over the years. Several years before I began bow hunting I had a 17′ bass boat (including trailer, motor & all accessories) stolen. While in the Army in the D.C. area I had about $2,000 worth of photography equipment and nearly all of my undeveloped film rolls from Vietnam stolen. Fortunately, we live in the safest, most free, but imperfect, part of the world.
    November 28, 2012 at 11:19 pm #542110 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 10/23/2009
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    That is a real shame. I have no tolerance for thieves. :mad: :mad: Thankfully, the public areas I hunt seem to attract ethical/responsible hunters (looking for a big piece of wood to touch here…) :-S
    We've taken far too many pucks in the head.
    November 29, 2012 at 4:08 am #542111 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/27/2008
    I hope you can catch them!

    I would watch Craigslist for the camera!

    November 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm #542112 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/26/2008
    Just disgusting behavior by anyone no less hunters/trespassers/poachers
    November 30, 2012 at 2:33 am #542113 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 11/1/2012
    Sorry to hear about the camera and the gut pile, that really sucks. This year I was invited to gun hunt for deer with my uncle at his cabin in Armstrong Creek, WI. I’m not really enthusiatic about gun hunting anymore because of the crowds, I really liked that WI DNR allowed bowhunters to bowhunt during gun season and tag deer with gun deer tags again but I decided to gun hunt because my uncle hadn’t gun hunted in over 20 yrs because of a felony charge and he doesn’t have a whole lot of guy friends. My uncle shot a 3 1/2 yr old 10 pointer on the second day of the season and when we went to the registration station, almost all of the deer we saw there were does. Then we heard from locals about a guy who shot six does, he cut off the backs of them and threw the fronts of the deer in the dumpster! How wasteful! That’s what gives hunting a bad name, what’s worse is they wouldn’t let anyone dig the deer out and take ‘em home. This is a low-income area, most people there make less than 20k a year including taxes and they’re mostly meat hunters, who can blame them for wanting to dig those cut-up deer out? I would’ve wanted to too! It cost $12 for a doe tag in that unit, 12 x 6=$72 and he threw half of the deer away! What a waste! Even if he hadn’t cut ‘em up, still, six does? What’s the purpose behind that, you can’t even eat that many. Then there was a guy who hunted property next door to us and my uncle got angry because he saw the guy dragging out a yearling doe on the third morning, after he had already shot two other deer. I’m not against shooting does but seriously, two adult men could’ve ate that deer in two days, yearlings are for kids to shoot to gain experience. This isn’t the same as having things stolen, having things stolen is worse and more personal but I don’t think I’m going back up there if my uncle invites me again because just because its not buck-only doesn’t mean you can just shoot everything.
    December 1, 2012 at 3:09 am #542114 Back to Top REPORT

    Elk Crazy

    Joined: 4/18/2009
    Hunters ! NO! , Trespassers, Poachers, Theives , YES !
    Hopefully there’s a special place in Hades for people like this . :mad:
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