What’s the protocol?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by SigRemKy, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. SigRemKy

    SigRemKy Fawn

    Nov 3, 2015
    Hunting on my property this morning and watched a nice 9 pointer fall and die 30 yards from where sitting from an apparent gut shot. Don’t know if I’d someone from a neighboring property shot it or what, but not sure if I should clean it and keep the meat, call it in, or what. What’s the right thing to do here?
  2. kyboydbowhunter

    kyboydbowhunter 8 pointer

    Sep 21, 2011
  3. SigRemKy

    SigRemKy Fawn

    Nov 3, 2015
    Do I call it in? If I take it to be processed I don’t have a tag for it since I didn’t shoot it. Never had this happen before...
  4. Fur Feather

    Fur Feather 6 pointer

    Dec 27, 2002
    Lexington, KY, USA.
  5. kyboydbowhunter

    kyboydbowhunter 8 pointer

    Sep 21, 2011
    I would wait a hour or two and see if anyone comes towards you and then tag it in your wife’s name and take it to be cleaned.
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  6. HappyHunter

    HappyHunter 10 pointer

    Sep 11, 2003
    If you know your neighbor, contact them to see if they shot it. If not contact the warden about getting a tag for it
    RLWEBB, hunt, carnivore and 1 other person like this.
  7. just eat it,not a problem to you make it a problem,cant never get game wardens anyway
  8. jblack1

    jblack1 10 pointer

    Dec 13, 2005
    Science Hill
    Visit the neighbors first....
    If no results from neighbors.
    DO NOT tag this in your wife's name, she didn't shoot it,
    call the GW for advice.
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  9. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Probably in the kitchen Ky
    That could be some kids deer. Id holler out to see if anyone is close and then check to see if neighbors lost one. Let them use their buck tag and tag their trophy. Plus if they dont get this buck theyll probably just shoot another.have them tag it in front of you.
  10. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    Hear any shots? If not it traveled a good distance. Call it in, tag it, its yours. Season is over and no cleaning gun.
  11. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

    Nov 21, 2006
    Fisherville, KY
    Tag it in your wife's name........Classic !!
    If he finds a stand on his property, should he cut the straps ?
  12. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    Yes, but he can't donate the deer.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
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  13. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    Call the warden ,might get a disposable tag , after I checked with my neighbors
  14. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Now since you didn't shot this deer can he share it with friends.?
    Such a dilemma???
    kyhunter99, mac0492, Nock and 4 others like this.
  15. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    I think he's good to share it, just not the person who shot it. Unless he uses his wife's tag than they can't share it. I'm sure we can get an expert's opinion.
    mac0492, barney and Feedman like this.

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