One Horse, I believe in following the hunting laws to a "T". But in this case scenario I don't care about law/ethics, I am absolutely not gonna get the law involved, all that would accomplish would be to open another giant can of worms mess. There's only the two of you involved. As for me, I give up my tag but then sit him down for an EXTREME heart to heart pow-wow. I tell him"that I will cover you this time, but this time only. I'm extremely REAL NOT HAPPY WITH YOU RIGHT NOW. If this ever happens again, I will call the game cops and turn you in myself, you will never hunt with me(us) again and you and I will be completely done as friends". We had a similar deal happen several years ago, I'm in Illinois, there are 6 of us who stay in a little cabin together for all of our deer seasons. During the last "doe only" season of that year, one of our guy's son had poor luck all season, got antsy and excited and killed a nice buck. Remember I said "doe only season". We did exactly with him as I stated above, then made him leave immediately with the deer. He was very lucky that time, we gave him a pass for his big mistake, then all agreed that under no circumstances would any more"passes" be given to any of us. You violate the game laws, you are done with us, no exceptions. So for whatever it's worth, that's my take on that deal. On a lighter note, whereabouts in Montana are you?? I elk hunted many years just across the border in the Idaho panhandle, St. Joe River Valley and my brother-in-law has lived in Plains up on Route 200 for the last 32 years. We still antelope hunt in #650 about 45 miles from Circle, MT. PS: Everything I said was assuming that the extra kill was intentional, not accidental!!
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