- Oct 28, 2005
depending on how fresh the body was either a coyoty tore it up or they Ilegaly dumped a carcase there. they may have taken the meat and the antlers and just dumped it there ileagaly. and yes that is they way they take the antlers, they somtimes break/crack the skull then cut the hide and it slipes out, but then they have a bone aroung the anteler. either way you need a book and contact your local fish & Game, they should investigate it. if you find another fresh one no matter what time it is call them right away so they can start the investigation. if you find them in the act try and get the licence plate number, then report it to the fish and game not law inforcment cuz they generally wont do anything.stamat said:Thanks, Benchmade_Boy! The suggestions are very practical.
The guts were torn open. The bodies were half way out of a large plastic bag - heads out. I could not see/judge whether the hind legs were still there. The cuts on the heads were so deep I could see the brains. Wonder if this is the way to get antlers off.
Ironically there is a lonely city fire station only a quarter mile from there.
stamat said:Sorry for the disturbing description but you have to understand why I am asking. I know that the safest thing would be to abandon my night walks, buy a bigger TV, a 100 channel cable plan and a gym subscription.
Short of that what would be the safest approach? . . .
if it was in a bag then most likly it WAS NOT POACHED as most poachers just shoot the animal then take the antler, and leave the body. most likly someone shot the dear then took it home guted it took off the antlers off then put it in a bag to keep the blood off the floor/SUV/bed of there nice truck then took it to a lonly raod/trail and dumped just the carcuse. but you still have great reason to be worried and still should call the local fish and game as thats what they get paid for and they are on call 24/7/365.stamat said:The guts were open. The bodies were half way out of a large plastic bag - heads out. I could not see/judge whether the hind legs were still there. The cuts on the heads were very deep. Wonder if this is the way to get antlers off.
I don't know why you think you are in danger, unless you are a deer.
cheapo said:hunting at night is illegal, so if you see someone hunting in the dark... they shouldnt be.