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#5541424 - 01/13/15 09:24 PM Hypothetically Speaking
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Been a lot of talk about fenceline hunting, poachers and what not with some pretty harsh words and reactions. Hypothetically speaking, you have a neighboring hunter that has a blind on your fenceline and feeder 50 yards away from the fenceline pointed inside his property, directionally away from the fence. Anyhow, your hunting in the morning and hear a shot from that blind around 9:30AM. As you drive by that fenceline at 10:00AM on your way back to camp you come across a hunter that is intently looking down around the fence presumably for blood. As it turns out, he does indeed have a considerable amount of blood at the fence and shows you where he initially shot a deer 20 yards inside his property between the fence and feeder. He tells you his aim was at the shoulder and the deer has gone under the fence but feels it should be within 50 yards or so of the fence. Furthermore, he says the deer is a drop tine 12 pt., the drop tine you have been seeing on nighttime game cam pictures the past two weeks. The hypothetical question is what do you do? Do you allow him to retrieve his deer assuming it is dead inside your property line? Furthermore, how do you react knowing this is a B&C buck that you've tried to bag yourself? I have seen a good amount of aggressive talk and attitude lately regarding fenceline hunters and wounded deer and was just wondering what would be done during a simulated scenario. I know how I would react and have seen how others reacted when my Dad was in a very similar scenario to this, 25+ years ago down in South Texas. He was the shooter of a very nice 12 pt. buck that made it under the fence after having its front two shoulders taken out and the neighbors coming down while we were tracking it to the fenceline. What say the THF? I'll let you know how it played out for my Dad a little later...

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#5541432 - 01/13/15 09:28 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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I let him track and find his deer. Why wouldn't I other than just to be a petty jerk?
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5541442 - 01/13/15 09:33 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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NP, does your attitude change at all if this hunter has been heard shooting a considerable amount of time during the season?

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#5541462 - 01/13/15 09:39 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
NP, does your attitude change at all if this hunter has been heard shooting a considerable amount of time during the season?


My attitude might not be as good but I would let anyone onto my land to retrieve a legally shot animal.
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5541465 - 01/13/15 09:41 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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Since you're the only playing as of now NP, what if that same hunter is seen coming through your fence while you're driving up. Rest of the scenario unchanged, blood is clearly shown to you on his side of fence, 20 yards inside his property, etc..

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#5541467 - 01/13/15 09:41 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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I'd let him come look for it... I'd probably try n help him look for it. The buck could have just as easily walked by my stand that morning. Hopefully the neighbor would have the same attitude towards me. I guess that goes to "being neighbors" 2cents

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#5541472 - 01/13/15 09:43 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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Good to see we haven't shot the guy by now as I feared based on some prior reactions.

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#5541476 - 01/13/15 09:44 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Since you're the only playing as of now NP, what if that same hunter is seen coming through your fence while you're driving up. Rest of the scenario unchanged, blood is clearly shown to you on his side of fence, 20 yards inside his property, etc..


Your pushing and he gets a lecture but still can retrieve his deer. Attitude worse though.
Basically if I know he shot it on his side, he can have it short of cursing me or being a complete jerk.
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5541484 - 01/13/15 09:47 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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NP, the fact it's that 12pt. droptine you've been chasing doesn't phase you at all?

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#5541528 - 01/13/15 10:05 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
NP, the fact it's that 12pt. droptine you've been chasing doesn't phase you at all?


It phases me, sure. But really neither here nor there. That's hunting. Nothing to do with the situation of letting a guy retrieve his deer. It's not my deer.


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (01/13/15 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5541529 - 01/13/15 10:06 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
NP, the fact it's that 12pt. droptine you've been chasing doesn't phase you at all?


How about if you shot him on your side of the fence and he made it over to the neighbors side and the neighbor had just as many trail cam photos of the buck and he was after the him just as hard as you were? Just hunting I think..."he got lucky and I didn't" would be my thoughts.

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#5541536 - 01/13/15 10:09 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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I am with NP.
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#5541554 - 01/13/15 10:17 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: DQ Kid]
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I will play, Like NP and TX would let him trail the deer. Even further if I am driving out there is a blood dog in the truck that will provide assistance in finding said deer.

Wasn't out there the weekend between Christmas and New Years and the deer did not come onto my place but a neighboring landowner killed a 10pt droptine that we had both been after for 2 years. He got him and glad he did, just as he would have been glad if I had gotten him. That is neighbors.
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#5541562 - 01/13/15 10:19 PM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I am with NP.


Me too, but I would accompany the guy on my place.
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#5541786 - 01/14/15 06:23 AM Re: Hypothetically Speaking [Re: Western]
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I would let him track his deer (while I am with him). I would also take the opportunity to visit with him about considering each of us respecting the other by keeping all stands and feeders at least 200-300 yards off our common fence lines.
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