What happens if someone takes your deer?
What happens if you shoot a deer and it runs and you wait to track it but someone else takes your deer before you can recover it?
- Mr.357Lv 71 month ago
I don't know that it is your deer until you take possession of it and put your tag on it.
- STEPHENLv 71 month ago
You end up with no deer.
- DavidLv 41 month ago
Take it to the divorce court.
- BBeanLv 71 month ago
Where or what gave you or anyone the ownership of a deer? The state owns the game animals and the hunting tag gives you permission to harvest...the question of whom harvested is governed by ethics...just like someone beating you to a parking place...or proceeding in order from a 4-way stop intersection. Unwritten ethics reflect your character vs other`s and an argument over a questionable deer with each person with a rifle is best avoided. A calm explanation may be the best for both to work out but if someone tags the deer before you arrive then I would suggest go look for another. The other person most likely shot the wounded deer in good faith so next chance... aim for a more lethal area and use ballistic tipped ammo to stop the animal closer to your position.<
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- daniel gLv 71 month ago
Then you wasted a bullet.
Back in my day, there was a bit of honor among hunters.
- Anonymous1 month ago
In a perfect world what cuckoo said it true but not as easy as it sounds.
Cuckoo must not hunt much.
- L.N.Lv 71 month ago
Then you'll have to make other arrangements for dinner.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
then they probably get the deer
- BOBBERLv 71 month ago
It can be a tough call. I had that happen a few years ago. I shot a buck on the other side of a creek, I went around and came up the other side and a guy said he shot it and took it. I have had other times when I found a freshly shot deer and waited for the hunter and helped him get it out. It does not happen often, but it is not worth getting into a fight over,
- oikoσLv 71 month ago
It belongs to whoever kills it.