since we all have problems with poachers from time to time, figured I'd post about ours. last year we found blood on our property, on a gas pipeline that runs through the place. no big deal we never saw them. this year, my son was at our place the first day. sitting in his pop-up watching the feeder. he heard a shot, that was really close. he decided to investigate. he walked out to the pipeline, about 100 yards north. when he came into the clearing, he was behind a fallen tree. he knelt down and watched down the hill. galloping up the hill in the middle of the pipeline, was a 9 point.my son fired. the buck stopped, snorted, turned left and went into the brush. my son went in pursuit. he came upon the fallen buck about 10 yards in. he finished it off with another shot.
just then a fellow walked up to him and said "hey, I shot that deer" to which my son replied, "too bad, I killed it. and your on my property, get off" the guy said it wasn't fair for my son to take his deer, since he shot it first. my son told him if he had killed it then it wouldn't have mattered cause he was trespassing. the guy moaned and groaned, but finally asked if he could take a picture of the deer . son said sure, then get off the property.
guy said he didn't want any problems, son said he didn't either, "now leave."
I love it! buck was shot in rear end, chest, and head. tough guy!