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One of my buddies and I took off work to go deer hunting last week on my grandma's property. My grandma and her sister own roughly 1,000 acres in a rural county in KY.

After hunting all day on one part of the property we decided try another peice of the property where we saw the deer running into the field the prior night.

When we came upon the property we found a neighbor parked on the property. He told us he was teaching his grandson how to hunt. He said that his grandosn had shot the deer in the truck on the road with a 22. He was a "great shot."

I really become sick when I saw the deer was a button buck and was shot in the neck.

I found out later that the neighbor does not have permission to be on any of the property.

I found this wrong on so many levels:
1. shooting a deer with such a small caliber gun
2. shooting a deer off of a public road
3. shooting a deer on private property
4. teaching an innocent child all of the above

Is this comon practice for hunters? This is my first year deer hunting and it has really left a bad taste in my mouth for this sport.
 

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I live in ky and it is illegal to use a 22 for deer, it is illegal to hunt from a vehicle unless you have a special permit from fish n game permitting you to. (and those are only to disabled), and it is also illegal to trespass on private land. And to teach all this to a youth is just wrong !!! I would have called fish n game !!
 

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You know who he is, go talk to him...

I would have a calm discussion about how he was not allowed on the property to hunt without permission. I would also give him a copy of the regs so that he knows that he was teaching his Grandson incorrectly. Make it clear that your family does not allow others to hunt the property. I would make a point of saying that we don't want to bring anyone else in like the DNR.

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After talking to one of my cousins that lived in the area for a while, trying to talk to the neighbor will only make them more mad. They know the laws but really don't care. He called those parts the "Wild Wild West."

He said that family and many others in the area have no respect for property and has been illegally hunting for years.

I don't think I will report anything because they may harass my grandma or destroy our property in retaliation when we aren't around.
 

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this is absolutely the complete opposite of common practice! yea they may retaliate if you call DNR but that means they get in worse trouble, letting it lie is definitely not the way to solve a problem, besides teaching the child whats right before he adopts his fore bearers ideals on hunting ethics is the best way to stop it in the future.
 

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I would have called a Game Warden LONG before now to let them handle it.
this action clearly indicates they need some education on Ethical Hunting Practices.
 

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Liberty is a well armed lamb
A Democracy: Three wolves and a sheep voting on dinner.

A Republic: The flock gets to vote for which wolves vote on dinner.

A Constitutional Republic: Voting on dinner is expressly forbidden,
and the sheep are armed.

Federal Government: The means by which the sheep will be fooled into
voting for a Democracy.

Freedom: Two very hungry wolves looking for dinner and finding a very
well-informed and well-armed sheep.
 

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Hey man, I don't blame you for being upset. I WOULD call the Game Warden. Have them come out, explain what happened, take them to the spot where the trespassers were at. Allow the game warden to stay there and catch them in the act. They are most likely to come back to the same spot.
 

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"Hey man, I don't blame you for being upset. I WOULD call the Game Warden. Have them come out, explain what happened, take them to the spot where the trespassers were at. Allow the game warden to stay there and catch them in the act. They are most likely to come back to the same spot. "

x2!!!!

Please call your county Game Warden and notify them of what is happening. It's now in YOUR hands to have this stopped. If they have done this once, they will do it again.

RR
 
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