Game Warden Field Notes

Getting Off to an Early Start

Opening day of deer season a Smith County game warden was visiting a local meat processor when a young man showed up with a nice buck he claimed to have harvested earlier that morning. What he failed to mention was just how much earlier. A month later, the warden received an anonymous tip that the deer the young man shot had been harvested well before legal shooting hours on the season opener. The warden tracked down the hunter and after a short interview, the young man admitted he had shot that deer at about 3 a.m. while hog hunting. The antlers and remaining deer meat were seized and multiple citations were issued for illegal harvest at night and hunting deer out of season. The cases are pending.

Did You Find Your Dog?

In early November, a Harrison County game warden was contacted by a landowner who came upon a suspicious man on her property while she was bow hunting. The man told her he was looking for his wife’s dog, and departed. Later that evening the landowner…

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