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#6065919 - 12/04/15 01:24 AM Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again?
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34316
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
So the story goes...

One of my buddies was able to connect with a great buck in Kansas early this year. He had called when he got out of the stand and told me that he had shot a big 10 and the shot felt good. They were going to give it some time and head back out, he would keep us updated and send pictures when they found him...

Well, I never heard back from him that night. The next morning, I got a text that they trailed him into some tall grass and saw where he had bedded, so decided to pull back out for the evening and return that morning. They were headed back in.

About 1:00, I got the dreaded text that the blood trail was gone and they were setting up a grid system to search. The deer had gone into the neighbors, but they had permission to cross. The search didn't yield a buck though.

There were a couple of locals that they are friends with, so they shared the story and told them the last spot that they had seen blood and told them the direction that the deer was going. He was confident that it was down, but just couldn't find it in the grass and brush.

One of the locals lives close to the farm and has permission to shed hunt the property that the deer entered. This guy isn't a hunter, but loves looking for sheds. Few people go on the property, as the owner lives in CA and it isn't hunted, so this guy was the best chance.

Well, last weekend my buddy gets a text of a picture of his deer head and antlers. The local had found it about 70 yards from where they had last blood bang He was excited and glad that he would at least get the antlers and at least knew what happened to the deer. He asked the farmer about coming to get the head, but was told that the guy that found it was going to keep it and have it mounted. Basically, since he found it, he felt like it was his bang

They are still arguing over it and sounds like my buddy might get the deer back, but it is still up in the air.

So...who's deer is it?


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#6065923 - 12/04/15 02:04 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: txshntr]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16788
Loc: Winters
The fella that found it has every right to keep it, but I sure couldn't do it.
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#6065946 - 12/04/15 04:27 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: txshntr]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 7838
Loc: The Island Cres
Ok.... Just my opinion but if he knows who killed it he's a real jerk for keeping it period.

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#6065996 - 12/04/15 06:23 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: Sneaky]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6131
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
The fella that found it has every right to keep it, but I sure couldn't do it.

What Jared said! up
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#6066007 - 12/04/15 06:44 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6552
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
The fella that found it has every right to keep it, but I sure couldn't do it.
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Ok.... Just my opinion but if he knows who killed it he's a real jerk for keeping it period.

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#6066028 - 12/04/15 07:04 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: txshntr]
duk4me Offline
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Registered: 10/19/15
Posts: 18
Wow 70 yards? That would have to be sickening to be that close and not find it. I agree the guy that found it has the right to keep it but my conscience wouldn't let me.

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#6066030 - 12/04/15 07:07 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: Deerhunter61]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21405
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
The fella that found it has every right to keep it, but I sure couldn't do it.
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Ok.... Just my opinion but if he knows who killed it he's a real jerk for keeping it period.


Agree
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#6066048 - 12/04/15 07:22 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: kmon1]
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 4869
Loc: Helotes, Hext
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
The fella that found it has every right to keep it, but I sure couldn't do it.
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Ok.... Just my opinion but if he knows who killed it he's a real jerk for keeping it period.


Agree

Yep.
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#6066077 - 12/04/15 07:42 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: txshntr]
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 25344
Loc: Texas
As a hunter I'd let the hunter have his deer.

For me, I would want the head, but it would be a little slap in the face every time I saw it.

Legally, I would say if the guy who found it wants it he has the legal claim to it for whatever that is worth.
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#6066081 - 12/04/15 07:42 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: txshntr]
dogdown23 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 931
Loc: TX
Only a dirt bag would keep it
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#6066102 - 12/04/15 07:55 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: dogdown23]
therock Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 816
Loc: Southwest TX
Originally Posted By: dogdown23
Only a dirt bag would keep it


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#6066126 - 12/04/15 08:02 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: Sneaky]
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 21859
Loc: Corsicana
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
The fella that found it has every right to keep it, but I sure couldn't do it.


Sad deal. Can happen to anyone though.
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#6066137 - 12/04/15 08:09 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: txshntr]
d.g.ruff Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 7536
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
Why was the guy shed hunting now? Or was he involved in the recovery? They ought to shame him right out of town. That's downright dirty to do someone like that.
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#6066142 - 12/04/15 08:12 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: d.g.ruff]
ChrisB Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 947
Loc: Prosper , TX
Do you have to burn a tag to claim the head?

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#6066159 - 12/04/15 08:21 AM Re: Found...Lost...Found again...and Lost again? [Re: d.g.ruff]
KG68 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6314
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Originally Posted By: d.g.ruff
Why was the guy shed hunting now? Or was he involved in the recovery? They ought to shame him right out of town. That's downright dirty to do someone like that.


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