What would you do?

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  1. buckshank

    buckshank Weekend Warrior

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    So second morning of bow season here in Michigan I'm sitting in my stand and Im watching a group of 6 does meander through a clearcut section of my neighbors property from my left to right, they eventually get out of sight and POW! A rifle goes off very close to where they went and 2 minutes later 5 does come back from right to left all of them very confused and looking back in the direction they came from. Now for history of the area I'm hunting. It's been in my family for roughly 65 years and it's my baby, within the last three years I've pulled 4 mounters making it that much sweeter. But some of my neighbors are the kind you really don't want to cross being that they live there, of which I do not I'm 1 hr away and they really don't care if they go to jail
    (Yeah that breed)
     
  2. ChuckC

    ChuckC Die Hard Bowhunter

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    R.A.P. can do it anonymously............
     
  3. cawwwrin

    cawwwrin Weekend Warrior

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    So a group of other hunters were shooting near houses? Did they do anything illegal?
     
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    pick00l Weekend Warrior

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    I would describe the situation to the game commission. They may have that neighbor on a watch list or have some basic advise for you.
     
  5. buckshank

    buckshank Weekend Warrior

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    No they were shooting deer with a rifle during bow season
     
  6. buckshank

    buckshank Weekend Warrior

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    No houses around
     
  7. buckshank

    buckshank Weekend Warrior

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    Note: these are the same people that took my brothers first buck when he was 14
     
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    elkguide Grizzled Veteran

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    Contact your Fish and Game and ask for a suggestion as to what to do.
     
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    axtell343 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I would have reported them THEN. I've done it before, and will again the next time something like that happens.
     
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    Swise660 Weekend Warrior

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    I know here we have a TIP (Turn In Poachers) line that you can call and be anonymous. Not sure if this is just Minnesota based or not but I would find out if you have such a deal and make a phone call.
     
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    buckshank Weekend Warrior

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    That'd be great thanks for your advice
     
  13. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    Good Advice!!
     
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    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

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    So that was back in Oct...nothing to be done now. Happens next season, call the TIP line and be done with them.
     
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    dbags! get about 3lbs of tanerite to have on hand and if it happens again sneak out there and shoot it off. it will scare the crap out of them. maybe the knife will slip when there gutting out the deer and the wardens can meet them at the ER.
     
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    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Based on recent success I wouldn't change much. I know local DNR officers and sheriffs that know people that poach deer. It is very hard to catch them in the act. Wouldn't hurt to report if you wanted. Unfortunately it may not help much.
     
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    It wouldn't hurt to mention it to the DNR. If someone else turns them in also it may keep you out of the spotlight.
     
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    If you dont report than dont complain about it.
     
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    It's your neighbors property = none of your business....don't borrow trouble where there's nothing you can do about it.
     
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    Ryan Slingerland Weekend Warrior

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    Just because its your neighbors property does not mean that it is none of your business at all!! People think that they can do whatever they want because they own the property, but if they are breaking the law, wether it be on their own property or not, they are still breaking the law! I would for sure report them to the local game warden, they will for sure look into it because poaching is not something they take lightly. I don't care if your on your own property or not, there is laws for the way we harvest animals and there is seasons for a reason so follow them!!
     

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