you would have been happy with me today JPH i let a spike walk.then i heard a shot 5 mins later .so much for letting them walk,somebody else shot it[&:]
I once again am posting on this subject since I have now had to let several bucks walk away from me this season due to the stupid restrictions here in Missouri. I am one for letting the deer grow but I shouldn't have to if I don't want to. If they are going to impose such rules it should be state wide and not in certain counties. Plus here in Missouri we have a telecheck system where you check in your deer by phone or internet which makes it possible for anyone to cheat the system. I witnessed a person on the neighboring property shoot a 6 pointer I let walk due to the antler restriction and when I said something he stated that he didn't care about the law. I have heard several of the local good olé boys in the area say the same thing. I tried calling the conservation agent but by the time they got there the deer was gone. So you tell me how the law works.
As far as the poachers go the number one poacher in the area is the local conservation agents father. Supposedly they have been trying to catch him in the act for the past several years but are never able to. I feel that the conservation agent just turns the other cheek when he hears about people poaching in the area where he grew up. It is a problem I have brought to the attention of the department of conservation but I have yet to see any results.
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