I took my son out to a wheat field i have been watching for some time. I new where the bucks had been coming into the field right down from a hilltop that allowed us to see the whole field. Well this day the deer out smarted us and came out on the far end about 1150 yards out. I needed them within 500 for my boys 243. I brought my 308 instead of my 300WM since I was backup. We decided to wait and see if they would move toward us and get to 500 yards for him or 800 for me ( I didnt want to shoot any farther than that with my 308. The deer moved toward us slowly but by dark they where 880 yards out. So I loaded a round, dialed up the scope, held 2mil for wind, and sent the 168 smk on its way. The buck jumped, ran about 25 yards towards the other side, stopped for a few seconds then dropped. I was thinking cool we can drive around to the other side since he dropped by the fence line which is right beside the road. I started picking up my blanket and sand bags throwing them in the truck when my son said" hey dad, dad, DAD I THINK SOMEONE IS JACKING YOUR DEER" I turned and sure enough a white 4 door pickup pulled up there, 2 guys jumped out grabbed my deer and took off. Now we are sitting on a hill on the other side of wheat field about 200yards from the truck, no road threw the field so we would have to drive 2 miles around to get to that spot. I took off the other way hoping to catch them when they turned the corner and hopefully drive right into me, but the SOB's turned the other direction and I couldn't find them.
My son ask me what do we do now dad call the game ranger, I told him no that pickup is stuck in my head and they will be back and I will take care of it.
That really sucks!!!! I would still turn that info over to the game warden, they can work it from their end. At least there will be more eyes looking for them, not to mention they may already be looking for them for similar acts.
Sorry to hear about that, and the fact that your young son experienced it.......
Uh, do you really think that was the best thing to say to your son?
What lesson will he learn from this?
I would think the ethical thing to do would be to notify the authorities, as your son suggested. Sounds like your son is the adult here.
I'm just say'n.
Yes i do, the lesson he will learn is to correct problems he has on his own if possible. That is a big problem in this world i believe if someone has a problem, call someone else to take care of it. I DONT THINK SO I WILL TAKE CARE OF MY PROBLEMS MYSELF.
I think if your going to hunt, hunt legal, help other hunters hunt legal, as their is only one ranger per county here in OK they cant be everywhere.
All I have to say to you is stand up for yourself and the rest of us hunters.