TN deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by HUNTZVT, Jan 10, 2010.


    HUNTZVT 12 pointer

    My brother originally posted the trail cam pics of this buck on the Trail Camera Forum under the heading "TN Brutes." The deer was on my mother-in-law's land. I never could talk her into letting me hunt and believe me, I begged, offered her money, even told her I'd name a grand-kid after her.
    Well, she told me over the holidays that some guy had killed it during rifle season right after Thanksgiving. I'm not sure that anyone ever got the whole story, but the guy wasn't completely legal. Here's an article telling the story and a picture of the deer.
    My mother-in-law was pretty sick over all the shady stuff that went on with this guy killing this deer. I'm hoping that might convince her to let me bow hunt down there next year.

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    HUNTINGMAN 12 pointer

    Nov 7, 2008
    Harrodsburg KY
    Thats one nice deer. If the guy who acually shot the deer dosent get it back it would be a shame but he brought it on himself for not following the laws and not knowing the hunting regs.
  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement

    That is one nice deer!!!

    Your MIL will not let you hunt but she let this guy hunt??

    What did you do to piss her off!!!!!!!!! (besides marry her daughter):confused:;)
  4. Colorado_Hunter

    Colorado_Hunter 10 pointer

    Nov 30, 2007
    Radcliff, Kentucky
    The entire story is nuts, how exactly is the person who shot the deer a tenant?

    If he was working on the land, then the deer actually belongs to him.

    Personally I wouldn't want to have a MIL that wouldn't allow family members to hunt on her land.

    HUNTZVT 12 pointer

    The guy who shot the deer either owns or works land across the highway from my MIL's property. She only has a small piece, maybe 20 acres, of woods on the river bluff before you get to the miles of river bottom farm land. This guy was hunting farm land.
    I haven't really done anything to piss her off (other than marrying her daughter). She just seriously thinks of those deer as pets and won't let anyone hunt them-she's the woman in the article whose hobby is taking trail cam pics of deer. I knew, and even told her when she asked me about it, that as soon as the rut was on and that deer started moving, someone would get him. That's why I started on her back in August trying to get her to let me bow hunt. I'm hoping this incident will change her mind. When she told me about it, I told her, "wouldn't you rather have your son-in-law with that deer hanging in his house than some criminal?" :D
  6. 7mmx2

    7mmx2 12 pointer

    Nov 8, 2007
    Man that is one crazy story!

    That MIL is going to be the death of you once his offspring start running around. Show her some videos of why your not supposed to treat the wild animals like your pets.
  7. billproxs

    billproxs 12 pointer

    Nov 1, 2009
    Nice buck


    A lot of people do not know it, but Tennessee has a lot of big bucks.

    I have seen some giant bucks down in Henry county and in Stewart county Tennessee.
  8. locksley

    locksley Fawn

    Sep 20, 2004
    Antioch, Tennessee, USA.
    YEP What a mess. Still, a brute of a deer! YEA A lot of people do not know it, but Tennessee has a lot of big bucks.
    The soil might not be so good but the food is OK it seems.
    Those big Texas bucks they imported into Fort Campbell back in the restoration era and there big rack genes seem to be still cropping up now -and-again.
  9. billproxs

    billproxs 12 pointer

    Nov 1, 2009
    I have seen a lot of the deer pictures out of Fort Campbell, and a lot of the bucks have really tall and wide racks, but for some reason the deer don't seem to weigh very much. I really don't understand why. Most of the deer taken out of Fort Campbell only weigh around 150 pounds. I'm sure there are a few 200 pound bucks on the base somewhere.

    I'm thinking about hunting at Fort Campbell next season, I know a guy who works there, and he claims he can drive around the base and count up to 100 deer every evening.
  10. skin_dog1

    skin_dog1 BBBC Members

    Jan 2, 2004
    Alvaton, KY, USA.
    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.”

    Truer words never spoken!
  11. quackrstackr

    quackrstackr Welcome to Fantasy Island Staff Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    The Island

    Something new on this story?
  12. kywallace69

    kywallace69 12 pointer

    Aug 18, 2008
    Zone 1
    I would go ahead and get the divorce papers for the in-laws ready. If my in-laws wouldn't let me hunt there property, I would never go to there house again and let them in mine. Maybe I am too harsh, but o'well.

    HUNTZVT 12 pointer

    Not as far as I know. I asked my FIL about it couple weekends ago when I was down there- said he hadn't heard anything about it, not even which of those guys, if either, ended up with the deer.

    That's pretty harsh. My wife's grandparents let me hunt 500 acres or so of farm land around South Fulton, so I'm not too bitter. The MIL in question is actually my wife's step-mom. We don't see much of her anyway, but it's her land, her deer, so if she doesn't want me down there flinging arrows at her pets, I'm fine with that. My parents don't let any of my deadbeat cousins of uncles hunt their land, and we don't have anything close to a Booner up there.
  14. buckfever

    buckfever 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2002
    Harrods Creek Ky, USA.
    LOL. . .I'd probably call this mindset something other than "harsh". Any in-law that demanded or claimed some kind of my entitlement to hunt my property (or else face their wrath) would probably be the only one I'd deny permission.
  15. DodgeMan

    DodgeMan Fawn

    Nov 23, 2006
    "It was then discovered that the original shooter of the buck, the real trigger man, had not needed a license in the first place. As it turns out he was a tenant on the property where the deer was shot. According to State Law, this nullified his need for a license in the first place. However, by this time the bullet had left the barrel, so to speak. He had already had someone else, his relative, tag it in.

    So in the end, charges and fines for falsifying the tagging of a deer, were dished out to both parties—the guy that shot the deer, and the relative that tagged it in—and the buck was to be returned to the rightful owner as of December 10, 2009."

    I heard that the guy that really shot the deer got to keep it and it was mounted by Walter and that is the end of the story as far as I know. I live here in Dyersburg, TN where all of this took place.

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