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.