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#6959729 - 11/14/17 09:09 AM I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?!
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Someone needs to pay a little more attention at what she is shooting at..

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati...deer/860605001/

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#6959863 - 11/14/17 10:42 AM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: txhunter1010]
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Interesting read. I'm not sure where I stand on this. She should not have shot anything that she wasn't sure what it was, but having met enough people out there that think everything is either a deer or a moose, I can see where a young girl who is hunting in an area that is not supposed to have elk in it could make this mistake. I also really admire her dad for calling the Game Wardens right away. To me, that's the most important part of the story.

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#6959952 - 11/14/17 11:44 AM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: txhunter1010]
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What EW said +1...just do not understand why the young Huntress has to surrender the critter to the State Game Rangers to distribute as THEY PLEASE ....."IF" .....she does not want to ....and without any coersion from the State Officials...and OBTW ....IMO the Antlers are hers too....WHAT a Trophy !!!!

Possesion is 9 points of the law and unless the Elk is a prohibited animal in that State, or belongs to someone else and was shot illegally, which apparently none of these issures are being claimed...yadda yadda.
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#6959972 - 11/14/17 12:01 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: txhunter1010]
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"Missouri has no hunting season for elk" - Sounds like they're reintroducing them to some parts of the state and it's not an "exotics" issue where you can just shoot them any time. I don't think she's in trouble, just didn't get to keep it.

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#6960281 - 11/14/17 03:16 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: WileyCoyote]
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Originally Posted By: WileyCoyote
What EW said +1...just do not understand why the young Huntress has to surrender the critter to the State Game Rangers to distribute as THEY PLEASE ....."IF" .....she does not want to ....and without any coersion from the State Officials...and OBTW ....IMO the Antlers are hers too....WHAT a Trophy !!!!

Possesion is 9 points of the law and unless the Elk is a prohibited animal in that State, or belongs to someone else and was shot illegally, which apparently none of these issures are being claimed...yadda yadda.
JMHO & YMMV
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Seems to me that they probably arenít supposed to be shooting elk. If thatís the case, I think they did it right. No need to make things hard on her, but she canít keep it. Then everyone would be shooting them and calling the game warden.
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#6960440 - 11/14/17 05:11 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: EddieWalker]
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Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
Interesting read. I'm not sure where I stand on this. She should not have shot anything that she wasn't sure what it was, but having met enough people out there that think everything is either a deer or a moose, I can see where a young girl who is hunting in an area that is not supposed to have elk in it could make this mistake. I also really admire her dad for calling the Game Wardens right away. To me, that's the most important part of the story.


+1. Iím sure they are not legal to shoot in MO. Thus, the outcome - which seems very reasonable to me.
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#6960560 - 11/14/17 06:46 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: txhunter1010]
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If she is not in trouble, she should be able to keep the meat. It's bogus to take it from her and give it to someone else.
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#6960644 - 11/14/17 07:48 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: activescrape]
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If she is not in trouble, she should be able to keep the meat. It's bogus to take it from her and give it to someone else.


So, youíd rather she be in trouble?
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#6960673 - 11/14/17 08:16 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: txhunter1010]
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Whether they take enforcement action against her or not, the elk was killed illegally. You can't expect to keep the meat from an illegally killed animal. It sounds to me like the action they took is more than reasonable. I would expect to lose my rifle, get some hefty fines, and lose the meat and antlers in that situation. Kudos to the dad for doing the right thing even though he knew they might get into trouble.
It sounds like this young lady needs a little more time hunting with dad. If she's shooting at brown patches and doesn't know the difference between a deer and an elk, she probably isn't ready to hunt by herself.
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#6960715 - 11/14/17 08:55 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: activescrape
If she is not in trouble, she should be able to keep the meat. It's bogus to take it from her and give it to someone else.


So, youíd rather she be in trouble?


Right, the animal was shot illegally. She doesn't get the meat. She doesn't get the antlers. It was an illegal kill. That the state isn't giving her and/or her father a citation is by the grace of the state.
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#6960924 - 11/15/17 06:24 AM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: activescrape
If she is not in trouble, she should be able to keep the meat. It's bogus to take it from her and give it to someone else.


So, youíd rather she be in trouble?


Right, the animal was shot illegally. She doesn't get the meat. She doesn't get the antlers. It was an illegal kill. That the state isn't giving her and/or her father a citation is by the grace of the state.
I agree. I actually believe that the state has handled this about as well as it could.

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#6960962 - 11/15/17 07:12 AM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: activescrape
If she is not in trouble, she should be able to keep the meat. It's bogus to take it from her and give it to someone else.


So, youíd rather she be in trouble?


Right, the animal was shot illegally. She doesn't get the meat. She doesn't get the antlers. It was an illegal kill. That the state isn't giving her and/or her father a citation is by the grace of the state.
I agree. I actually believe that the state has handled this about as well as it could.
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#6961227 - 11/15/17 09:56 AM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
Interesting read. I'm not sure where I stand on this. She should not have shot anything that she wasn't sure what it was, but having met enough people out there that think everything is either a deer or a moose, I can see where a young girl who is hunting in an area that is not supposed to have elk in it could make this mistake. I also really admire her dad for calling the Game Wardens right away. To me, that's the most important part of the story.


+1. Iím sure they are not legal to shoot in MO. Thus, the outcome - which seems very reasonable to me.
Me too. She got off easy...On a side note, possession is NOT 9/10 of the law. Tell that to the judge and watch him laugh as they escort you to the slammer.
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#6961555 - 11/15/17 01:21 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
Interesting read. I'm not sure where I stand on this. She should not have shot anything that she wasn't sure what it was, but having met enough people out there that think everything is either a deer or a moose, I can see where a young girl who is hunting in an area that is not supposed to have elk in it could make this mistake. I also really admire her dad for calling the Game Wardens right away. To me, that's the most important part of the story.


+1. Iím sure they are not legal to shoot in MO. Thus, the outcome - which seems very reasonable to me.
Me too. She got off easy...On a side note, possession is NOT 9/10 of the law. Tell that to the judge and watch him laugh as they escort you to the slammer.


Not really....the public and media are roasting her and calling for a big fine and charging her. I don't know if it was Missouri GW or who called in the press, but that was the worse thing that could happen with all the haters out there.
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#6962028 - 11/15/17 07:35 PM Re: I shot a deer .. i mean an ELK?! [Re: txhunter1010]
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There's no elk season it Texas, either. If an elk walks in I can't shoot it?
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