Why would anyone remove a deer from where they killed it, gut it, put it into a truck and not even remove the appropriate tag from the train of licences let alone fill out any part of the tag? Saw this twice this year!
This statement is exactly why tagging must be done prior to moving an animal, no exceptions. How can an officer attempt to try to distinguish who has malicious intent and who made a mistake?I've seen guys forget a pen and they drag the deer to the truck and fill it out. Or, if they are close to their cabin, they drag the deer back to the cabin and fill it out there. They never move the deer off of the property without tagging, they just fill out the tag and tag the deer at the truck or cabin. It is never transported anywhere without the tag.
Yes, this is not 100% letter of the law. But I don't think everyone is planning on saving the tag for another deer or some other malicious intent.
Those yellow tags are such a pain to write on in ideal conditions.
And if I were to be forgetful or lazy, I would know I'm in the wrong and accept the fine. My point is that it's not just people who are trying to pull a fast one that may move a deer before tagging.This statement is exactly why tagging must be done prior to moving an animal, no exceptions. How can an officer attempt to try to distinguish who has malicious intent and who made a mistake?
Another thing I see all the time is people putting their tag on a buck's antlers instead of the ear. This is also a violation....technically.