A shot just went off in my woods at exactly 12:59AM. High caliber too. I’d guess 30.06 or .308 by the rapport.
One shot, and one shot only. They must have hit it. I’ll go take a look at first light, but I’m not likely to find any blood and entrails. The rain will take care of the former, and the coyotes will take care of the latter.
You can’t hunt between sunset and sunrise, and you can’t hunt on a Sunday in Pennsylvania.
Wouldn’t do any good calling any of the co called ‘authorities’. They wouldn’t do jack von shit about it anyway. And they sure as heck aren’t going to go out there looking for a fellow with a night-scope that’s poaching deer.
The thing that concerns me is that I know all my neighbors very well. Most of them are older folks age 65 and up. They wouldn’t be in the woods at 1 AM, and they sure as hell wouldn’t be poaching deer behind my house. Which means we have someone who thinks they can both trespass AND poach game on other people’s property. Not a very good mix.
Also it means that they are either stupid enough, or desperate enough for food, to be doing this, and if caught, would likely do something very, very stupid. I don’t need this kind of grief right now.
I’ll go take a look after I wake up tomorrow anyway. Not that I expect to find anything.