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I wanted to share this with OHIOSPORTSMAN ....I recently almost went to jail for defending sportsmans rights....I brought home my legally harvested deer, I hung it in the same tree as always to prepare it for the butcher, A young DEPUTY SHERIFF (peta type) on a power trip pulled in my driveway in front of my 7 year old daughter who was catching the bus, he tried to arrest me for hanging the deer, my kid (who i encourage to fish and shoot a bow) actually went to school thinking i was a criminal . I ended up writing to the sheriff himself , who told me the deputy was dead wrong . This story was covered by a couple local newspapers and OVO ohio valley outdoors journal (feb issue) (oh pa wv) I will try again to post a link to the story , check out page 5 of the post for the scanned articles. > http://66.216.66.212/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30201
 

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legal yes,but in the eyes of many non hunters its a terrible sight.i have personally changed a few of my buddies minds about this practice of hanging deer out for the whole world to see.we hunters can not lose the non hunters support of hunting.i do agree the deputy was out of bounds and could have put the county in a litigation bout.if he was that out of line he should be history.
 

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I certianly meant to offend nobody , and next deer season I will definatly think twice about tree location. But this guy's job was to defend me and tell the vegatarian peta person to look the other way...he took an oath to defend my rights and he did not do that
 

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You know what, if it's your legal right, then don't worry what other people think. I think the only one offended was you in this case. I'm glad you shared your story with all of us. It truly is enlightening and I say if you can legally do it, why not? Anywyas, that's my opinion. WE hung our deer in our shed because my mom didn't wnat to see it, no other reason.
 

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myself,i could care less what someone thinks(good or bad)about hanging a deer that was taken legally.
if some folks don't like it,they shouldn't look at it.
is it right for hunters to change the way we do things just to appease those who frown on hunting? i won't change just to please them.i run my life the way i see fit and would never tell them how they should run theirs.
years ago our local newspaper use to print photos of hunters with the deer they had gotten.ALOT of people enjoyed those photos.they did away with it because several(and it was several) of our towns "well to do" women didn't like it and complained.but every month the rest of the town has to endure a pic of them and their garden club buddies having tea and cookies after planting flowers at the local senior citizen center just so they can feel good about themselves.
it's a safe bet that they love having a great steak at the best restaurant around but heaven forbid they'd ever have to think about where that steak came from.
folks like that sure have no right to tell us they don't like us hanging our deer on our own property.
 

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They need to get over it and don't worry who you piss off. If it's legal do it, and hang it in the same tree year after year!! I would just to make a point. People know you will be doing it year to year they know when to stop looking and move on.
 

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I had some good advice from another forum ....work next years deer into my x-mas display ...run a cord up his @## and put a red light on his nose
 

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JEFFMO,its not a right or wrong.it is to keep hunting around for a few more years.stuff like that can put the people in the middle over on the anti's side.we need these people on our side.
 

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george,i see your point but what if it came down to them complaining so much that they wanted it to be "law" that a deer couldn't be hung in a place where the public can see it?
my point is that losing small rights could turn into losing major ones.i just think we need to defend what we have now or chance losing it for good.
what would they say to us if we drove to their home and said "those lawn ornaments look really bad.would you mind putting them in your backyard?"
don't get me wrong,there's a time and place for everything.if i lived in town i probably wouldn't hang a deer in my front yard.but if i wanted to,i think it would be my right to do so.
 
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