Wisconsin deer hunters faced a dilemma about a 9-point buck and figured out a way to resolve the situation, although it’s now drawing interest in hunting circles.
Eleven-year old Kameron Jorgenson shot a 9-point buck near Oneida, Wis., and it hit the ground. Then he and his father watched as the deer “came back up, and took off running,” said the father, D.J.
They tracked the animal to their neighbor’s land. But before they could get the deer, the neighbor, Randy Heyrman, shot and killed it. WLUK-TV reported the story that is giving hunters something to talk about in what is an age-old debate: who claims the buck when shot by two hunters?
Jorgenson said they disagreed, and then agreed on settling with a coin flip. He pulled out a quarter, Heryman flipped it, little Kameron called “tails” and it came up … heads.
Heryman kept the deer. The 11-year-old got a photograph and a memory about his 2014 opening day deer hunt that he’ll never forget.
As in many states, hunters must get permission to pursue a deer on private property. Heryman was within his rights to keep the deer. D.J. Jorgenson wasn’t happy with the outcome, though.
“I wish he would have done the right thing to begin with,” he told WLUK. “All my son wants is his deer that he shot.”
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