Crop damage

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Mainbeam, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    Whats the deal on the crop tags. Are bucks allowed to be killed ? There piling em up beside my house and its pissing me off but not sure if theres anything i can do about it. Walked over there yesterday found three bucks right off the bat. Heard some shooting a few minutes ago and there back over there again shootin it up
     
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  2. barney

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    They can kill anything damaging their crops.
     
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  3. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    Whos allowed to do the killing? I rode down there and some local teenagers are the ones doing the killing. I figure the farmer had handed the task off to the kiddos
     
  4. barney

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    KRS 150.170 paragraph 7:
    Resident landowners, their spouses, or dependent children who kill or trap on
    their lands any wildlife causing damage to the lands or any personal property
    situated thereon shall not be required to have a hunting or trapping license and
    may do so during periods other than the open season for the particular
    species. Tenants or their dependent children residing upon the lands, or other
    persons approved by the commissioner, shall also have the same privilege.
    Upon destruction of any wildlife by the above-specified individuals, the act shall
    be reported to the department or the resident conservation officer for the
    proper disposition of the carcass. Individuals wishing to use the carcass shall
    contact personnel of the department to request a disposal tag or other
    authorizing document.
     
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  5. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 8 pointer

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    That reading sounds like you don't need a crop damage permit per say, just kill them if they're eating your garden or something. I sure hope I'm wrong but that above sounds pretty liberal to me.
     
  6. barney

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    I'm thinking it was amended a little while back to say you don't need a disposal tag if the carcass don't leave your farm.
     
  7. bgkyarcher

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    they just leaving them to rot?
     
  8. Mainbeam

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    Yes buzzards everywhere
     
  9. bgkyarcher

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    That's just sad. Is the meat not any good this time of year? Dang, what a waste.
     
  10. bigbonner

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    Yes , I think I would still call the game warden to have them check and see if they are killing legally .
    You can remind the officer of the 24 hour burry rule ( KRS Rule) for dead livestock . I would assume that would go for deer that have been killed .
    Piles of dead deer can cause a predator nescience problem and one could claim they are feeding bears .
     
  11. slickhead slayer

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    You have to have deprevation tags. That particular ordinance refers to the fact that you don't need a hunting license to use deprevation tags. Also, carcasses must be left where they lay. This ensures people are shooting them purely due to deprevation of crops. If you let people keep meat, horns etc ALOT more people would apply for deprevation. I did think that the vast majority of deprevation tags were female only though. I would certainly make a call to find out.
     
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  12. Ataulbe1

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    That's how I always heard it explained, but never knew for sure.
     
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  13. littlebear

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    Years ago we received crop damage tags for a few years. At that time it was antlerless deer only could be taken. No bucks to be shot and also only shooting the deer in daylight hours. The deer must be left where it was put down. No using the meat to eat or disposing of the animal. I asked the guy we got the tags from and The theory was a dead deer laying there would possibly scare other deer out of the fields more.
     
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  14. shaman

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    I asked the guy we got the tags from and The theory was a dead deer laying there would possibly scare other deer out of the fields more.

    I wish they'd let us use that logic on poachers.:)
     
  15. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    That's not how it goes. It goes just how the statute is worded.

    At one time you could not move the carcass, or use it but that was changed awhile back. The carcass can be processed on the land by the owner, but if it is to be removed for processing you will need a disposal tag.
     
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