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Old 10-10-2007, 05:47 AM
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When you shoot, hit, but do not recover a deer.....you have to go on theexperience of yourself and others as to what your next step is. So....based on the situation I had occur, yesterday.....do I tag the doe, or not (If you didn't follow the thread....we lost blood trail after 300+ yds....grid searched for 5 hours, after that)?

For this question to be answered fairly....the number of tags one has should have NO BEARING on the answer. It's either a dead deer...or it isn't....and if it's dead....it must be tagged.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:49 AM
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If you didn't find it, how do you know it's dead?
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:52 AM
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In MO, it's law that you are supposed to tag any animal you hit, whether you recover them or not....
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:57 AM
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In MO, it's law that you are supposed to tag any animal you hit, whether you recover them or not....
Wow never heard of such a thing.. If ya can't lay your hand on it..ya can't tag it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:14 AM
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In MO, it's law that you are supposed to tag any animal you hit, whether you recover them or not....
Wow never heard of such a thing.. If ya can't lay your hand on it..ya can't tag it.
That was always my thought as well...

If I can't find the critter, I darn well can't put a tag on it.

Question: Would you still go and register that tag (w/out bringing in an animal) at a game station?
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:16 AM
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If you can't find it (IMO) you can't tag it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:20 AM
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This has nothing to do with anything.....other than what is the right thing to do.

Mobo......good point about your law. I bet you see that one broken a lot.....or....it simply encourages people to keep their mouths shut if they do injure a deer.

This has nothing to do with a person's harvests or anything of the sort. Furthest thing from my mind. If you can't find it......you didn't harvest it.

Do you tag it, though?
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:26 AM
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Tag what? You dont have it. Dude you need a break
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:27 AM
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Do you tag it, though?
So do I fill out a tag even though I didn't recover the animal, then register the tag at a game station?

Your comment about harvest records confused me a bit (its early)
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:31 AM
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Tag what? You dont have it. Dude you need a break
Agreed. Here in NC we don't have to take the animal to a game station (I know you know this Jeff). I can't imagine the look on the warden's face if he checks your lisense and a tag is punched for a deer that wasn't recovered. If you don't recover, you don't know for sure she/he is dead...no tagging.
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