Early Season Doe or Any Sex Season??
Yesterday I decieded to head back to the woods after taking a break for over a week. I set up in a new area that I had scouted earlier this year.
Right away I heard a few shots from some early doe hunters. I was watching a hillside across the valley (approx. 700 yrds away) and saw some deer. I watched them through my binoculars and there were 2 does, 3 fawns, a 1 1/2 year old buck and a 120"-130" buck.
I happened to see some orange in a strip of woods above the field where the deer were. Pretty soon there was a shot. I expected to see on of the does taking a dirt nap instead the 120"-130" buck was plowing dirt. I was furious however it's exactly what I expected. Wtihin 10 minutes a 4 wheeler showed up, loaded the deer, and took off over the hill.
I sat on stand trying to decide to get down and call the DNR or hunt. I decided to hunt because I figured it was too late already.
At about 8am I had 3 does, 3 fawns, and a small buck show up. I still had a doe tag so I decided to take a doe. After the shot, I waited for 1/2 hour before I went to find her. She went about 75 yrds and was piled up. As I was headed back to the truck i was walking over a rise and noticed a pickup driving down a field road. I stopped to watch what was going to happen. The truck stopped, rolled down the drivers window, and proceded to shoot several times into the woods. I could not see what they were shooting at, but I could only imagine if I had elected to head that direction to hunt this morning. They had no idea where I was or if anyone else was there as well.
I am pointing this out because I witness this myself and there were hundreds of hunters in the woods across the State. I understand that this is not represent the majority of the hunters throughout the State. These scum bags are the perfect reason that this early season does season needs to be eliminated. I am sure that the late season is no different.