Working a check station, checking deer and elk hunters. We stopped a Blazer with two deer in the back behind the rear set. We were talking with the hunters, when I walked over and opened the body cavity of the field dressed bottom deer. Stuffed inside was a goose! I looked at the hunter who jumped back and said “Why, that goose-eating son of a bitch!”
I was working, as a trainee, with an officer in another part of the state, when we contacted a jeep load of hunters from Texas. They had killed an elk, and had it boned out, with only the meat in plastic bags. In our state, hunters must keep evidence of sex on the carcass, to insure that they kill the right sex animal. It’s common for someone to try and sneak out with a an illegal animal with no evidence of sex. That is a violation in itself but it’s much more serious if you can prove that it is the wrong sex, and thus have an illegal animal. In this case, the hunters had a bull tag on the meat. No evidence of sex = violation #1.
Violation #2: The officer with which I was working picked up the bag of meat, looking at the hunter. He felt it through the bag, then he opened it, and sniffed it, Staring at the hunter. He felt the texture…his stare intensifying. The hunter squirmed a bit. The officer took a pinch of meat, sniffed it, then put it in his mouth….and blurted: “You killed a cow!” The hunter bowed his head, and said “You’re right. I give up. I’ll go quietly.”
Word came from an anonymous caller that George had killed a deer the previous night.. On the way home, Officer Kyler saw George’s pickup parked in front of the local pub. In uniform, Kyler walked into the bar, and sat down next to George at the bar, and ordered coffee. He sat sipping the coffee, and turned to George, and said: “So George, I’ve been out all day counting my deer. I am short one. Any idea where I might find it?”
George: ‘Ok, ya, It’s in my garage”.
Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. Neh 9:5-6