I feel sorry for the guy, for getting all of this harassment. Seriously, some people need to get a clue. First of all, if they were so sure that the deer did not have any brown on it at all, then if this deer had brown on it, it's not "their" deer. I could easily tell my dog apart from her siblings, which are all the same color. Just by looking at a few things. So I'm not gonna buy any of that business. Not only is the deer inferior with it's genetics like mentioned above. It's a wild animal.
I wonder now, that the deer that was their pet which was killed by a car if they are going to apologize to this hunter (if that is indeed the same deer as the "pet")? Probably not. The damage is done, there is really nothing this guy can do. There are so many topics like this where people don't know the facts, and let emotions get in the way of their thinking. They are around other people who have the same struggles, and it only amplifies the situation. Yet, they still do not know the truth, until the proof is right in front of them. Sure, I might be making a bit of a political analysis here, but it remains true. Too many people think with the wrong head, or are lead to believe that if they follow their heart, they will succeed.
My heart says that I deserve to get a lot of money. My head tells me I'll only get there if I do it myself, and put in the time.
This whole article just makes me mad. Also, like mentioned above, did these people get fined for baiting over the winter? Regardless of their deer coming back or not. There are lots of things that could have happened, but hard evidence can't be overlooked. It appears it has in this situation. Good luck John, hope things work out for you.