At least we have private land to hunt here. Can you imagine being so crowded with hunters that this happens?http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index...cart_river_home
MASON COUNTY, MI – A hunter thought he bagged a buck on opening day of firearm season Tuesday, but instead he got bushwhacked.
That's what the 24-year-old man from Branch told sheriff's deputies who took an assault report around 10 a.m. Nov. 15, said Mason County Sheriff Kim C. Cole.
The hunter reported he was in his tree blind when he heard a gunshot and then saw a buck run past him, Cole said. He took a shot and the deer dropped.
"As he got out of the blind to lay claim to his prize, two men approached him and started yelling at him," Cole said.
The men's ire escalated into hurled obscenities before the fists came out, Cole said.
"They beat him up and they took his deer," the sheriff said.
The police report on the incident noted the alleged victim had noticeable facial injuries.