This is why I don't like most other hunters I meet *pics*

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  1. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    Finally one of my days off was relatively nice so I decided to do some scouting in the Black Hills. The second place I went to this is what I found.
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    These were only a few miles from Mt. Rushmore. It looks like a combination of elk, mulies, whitetails, and a few antelope. There are over two dozen carcasses. On my way home I stopped by the State Game Warden office and reported my findings. They said they already knew about the dump and there was nothing more they could do.
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  2. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Was there any meat taken by whoever dumped them or were they disgarded fully intact?
     

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    It takes all kinds, the only thing you can do is make sure you aren't one of them.


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    Can't be totally sure. I hope the meat was used, that would make it a little better (but not enough).
     
  5. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    I'll stick with taking the left-overs to the city dump. Last year cost me $50 for 7 carcasses.
     
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    I just talk with some local landowners and ask if I can use their dump/dead animal pile. Most ranchers have a place where they bury their dead. While you are their offer to shoot some coyotes. I have never been turned down yet. They get some predators shot, and you have a place to hunt some predators and save yourself $50.


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  7. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    That's a good idea, thanks.
     
  8. Chas1

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    blipelt, there ya go, good idea. A win win situation.
     
  9. jwp475

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    The thread title is a bit misleading "This is why I don't like most other hunters I meet", since you met no hunters
     
  10. RockyMtnMT

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    The hunters that I know don't leave piles of animals. There may be a few that do things like this, but not most hunters.

    So if you run across my elk carcass, where I boned it out and left the hide bones and guts in a big pile, would you be bothered?

    Steve
     
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    There is a huge difference between gutting and boning an elk or deer to pack it out in the field and dumping over two dozen carcasses on a gravel road (less than a mile off of a highway). When I talked to the Game Warden I was told that dumps like this are reported all the time. Unfortunately there is very little they can do about it unless someone see them in the act.
     
  12. Chas1

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    Jarhead1371, do you really believe it when the Game Warden tells you that piles of 2 dozen carcasses are found all the time? If that is or were the case don't let anyone know or else every hunter will want to hunt there and get their 2 dozen kills all the time. IMHO I think the Game Warden exaggerates.
     
  13. JARHEAD1371

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    Several guys I work with have found similar dumps in the past few weeks since they have been out turkey hunting. I have been finding dumps almost every time I go out but usually only 5-6 carcasses. I'm sure several people were involved in the dumping, not just one or two. That makes it worse IMO, after a few were dumped than several other people thought it was ok and added to it. I'm to the point that I'm thinking about buying a few IR trail cameras for next season and set them up at the dumps.
     
  14. bigbuck

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    I can understand that it wouldn't be that great to look at while out enjoying the outdoors but what does it hurt ? around my neck of the woods cattle farmers usually have a dump pit for dead cows and sometimes their not covered up . what is the difference with dead deer ? Wouldn't wild life take care of the remains.

    BigBuck