Bruce good job of checking with the law.When in doubt thats what i do.In New York if you shoot a deer (or any animal)that is unfit for consumptionyou can call the DEC and they will take it and give you another tag .Im guessing for this
Originally Posted by ARKANSAS WHITETAILER
I think there is more to this than alot of you realize. I would shoot it no doubt. I would then call the local Game and Fish Commission to come and get it for testing purposes. This deer may have something that would affect you or the rest of the deer in the area. I would want to know what caused him/her to be that way if the food source was good and weather not to drastic. Tag or no tag I still would not put it in the freezer.
With the huge herds now mother nature is stepping in and implementing her own culling methods
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky