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Cutting heads of roadkill bucks?

Old 12-01-2007, 04:08 PM
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Lately I have been seeing alot of headless dead deer laying by the roads. I was just wondering how many of you have actually stopped and cut off a bucks head?
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:43 PM
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Guilty, probably three counts. But I usually take the whole deer and dispose of the carcass behind the house for coyote bait. Got a whole wall of nut'n but skull mounts. Some found in woods, some roadkill, but mostof 'em I killed.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:45 PM
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One morning my wife came back from dropping my daughter off at work and she told me about a big buck laying on side of road. Whe i got out there, there was a state trooper there cutting the horns off it. Turns out another trooper hit it at about 80 miles an hour! He wrecked the car and was taking the horns as a momento.

Last week someone hit a big ten pointer and by the time I heard about it and got there the ehad was gone. I wouldnt cut the head off if I had time I would just scalp around the horns and cut the skull cap off.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:48 PM
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I've done it once, thats only because I was the first to find it i guess. I've seen other headless deer too.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:53 PM
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Why on Earth would you want the head of a roadkill buck?
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:11 PM
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Why on Earth would you want the head of a roadkill buck?
U can use the antlers for just about anything, rattling horns. momentos, decoration, knife handles.

I have personelly taken antlers off 2 road kill bucks. The first one was in the middle of a couple bars alongside a country raod that have pet bears () and it still had its velvet on, so me and my cousin both took an antler. Its a pretty neat conversation starter. The other was from a buck that was dead near one of my non-hunting freinds house. I took the antlers off and moved the body into the woods. I gave them to my brother for rattling antlers.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:45 PM
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I have not. Only because I have not seen a dead buck on the road. Only doe. I will let you know when I do.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:58 PM
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I never have, but I don't see anything wrong with it as long as you aren't claiming it as your trophy.
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:05 PM
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The only time I ever attempted this, I got caught in a ditch by a State Highway Patrol. He ran me through the ringer and said that this was on a state highway, etc. He ended up letting me go and I have never thought about it again.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:02 AM
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it is illegal, or at least it is here in illinois! but even if i were to stop i dont carry a saw in the truck with me, so im kinda out of luck!
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