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Old 11-03-2010, 03:57 PM
MtnMike2 MtnMike2 is offline
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Unhappy Oh noooo - wrong sex!

My hunting partner and I were on the Grand Mesa in CO couple of weeks ago hunting for mulies with anterless tags. Snow on the ground so we were tracking along and spotted a couple of deer at 150 - 200 yds off in the trees. I didn't have binos or scope but my friend did so I got him to look at them. He decided they were does so I told him to take the shot. He made a great shot, thru the shoulder at that distance with a .308. Dropped that deer basically on the spot. Problem was - it was a little 1 x 2. After field dressing it and dragging it down the mountain (1 - 2 miles) he called the game warden. Bottom line: fine was approx $80 and the GW took the deer. He also received 5 pts. In CO you get 20 pts in 5 yrs before they take your license for a while. After the ticket, he got another anterless tag and continued to hunt. Not too bad - being honest is the only way to go.

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Old 11-03-2010, 05:46 PM
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Glad to see he did the right thing.....too easy not to. Also glad this thread didn't start out "Me and my buddy were in this bar....."
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:56 PM
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I have to say i am inpressed most guys would have just walked off.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:11 AM
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In the NE you are better off walking off. Shoot a doe without a permit and its $1200 plus loss of license. I probably would but then again I'm careful at what I shoot. Mistakes happen.

We have a lot of slob hunters and I understand why the fines are heavy, etc.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:49 PM
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.... glad this thread didn't start out "Me and my buddy were in this bar....."
LOL - I had to think about that for a second...

I should add to my story that mule deers' ears cause quite a few mistakes, tho it's usually does mistaken for bucks. Where the law is not so lenient is when moose are shot, mistaken for elk. That might be somewhat understandable for cows but never for bulls.


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Old 12-10-2010, 04:10 AM
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Hats off Mike its not always easy to do the right thing.
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