Deer shot with ear tags: Don't MissContributors to this thread:
Crusader dad 01-Dec-17
Mike F 01-Dec-17
Only in Minnesota, someone shot a buck wearing a tag in both ears that say "Don't Miss". Locals knew about the deer from trail cam pics. DNR is not happy about it. See link.
Jeff in MN's Link
Oops forgot the link.
Here is a pic.
I shot a doe with a cattle type ear tag on our land in Pierce county in the early 2000's. The DNR knew nothing about it. There was no info or writing on the tag. I could not see the tag from the stand
From: Crusader dad
Is it possible that was done when the buck was a fawn? Maybe someone with a sense of humor happened upon it when it was young and would be easy to handle. I don't think many folks are walking around with tranq guns.
Had this one on my property for 1 1/2 years.
From: Mike F
DNR collar, had them by me to. Until they were targeted by the neighbors....
Saw a huge buck during archery season quite a few years back that had a tag on it's ear. Supposedly a local penned operation had lost some of it's residents at the time. Can't remember the details, but broken fence I believe. I would have attempted shooting it too if I had the right opportunity. Unfortunately, I saw him while I was walking back to the cabin for breakfast. Lol