Mississippi poachers allegedly shot deer out of the cab of semi truck
According to “The Clarion-Ledger” four poachers have been caught in Newton County, Mississippi after police caught them shooting at a deer at night. Like many poachers, they shot at the deer from a vehicle, but this was not a typical case. These poachers allegedly shot at the deer from the cab of an 18-wheeler.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it,” Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks spokesman Jim Walker told the Clarion-Ledger.
Officers were watching an area where they’d received complaints of head lighting of deer happening. They were surprised when the 18-wheeler truck showed up at 1:20 a.m. and someone shot at a deer out the window with a shotgun.
When the officers stopped and made contact with the truck, they found there were actually four people inside. Officers found the Mossberg shotgun with a pistol grip loaded with buckshot they allegedly used hidden under a mattress in the back of the semi.
Now John David Upton of Newton, Dustin Roy Alexander of Little Rock Mississippi, Dakota Lace Presley of Meridian and Ashley Knight of Little Rock Mississippi are facing charges of hunting without a license, hunting with the aid of a light, hunting from a road, and illegal shot size.
Walker told the Clarion-Ledger the four could have enjoyed a much more affordable evening out if they’d gone to the movies or bowling instead. Their decision to poach deer instead could cost each of them up to $6,000 in fines, and that’s not including the court costs.
“It would have been cheaper, but obviously that didn’t work out,” Walker said.
Posted by the guys from Antler Addicts – The video shows a guy using a tree to get away from this 5 point deer.(I think) The guy basically maneuvers around the tree so the deer couldn’t get to him. Eventually, the man climbs up the tree until the deer moves on.
So I guess, if you’re into this type of adrenaline pumping hunt, this is it. So imagine being there in a similar environment. Dogs barking, your adrenaline is pumping and you know that cat is hiding somewhere in the brush watching you.
Yet you continue on, step by step, closing in on what you know is a beast that could easily take your life with one accurate strike.
… and then you hear it!
The deepest roar that rumbles in your chest and makes your soul quiver, and without time to hesitate the leopard is in your face, leaping directly at you in full attack.
It’s do or die now.
Luckily, this hunter had his rifle ready and even uses the barrel as a barrier between himself and the big cat, then manages to squeeze off a life-shot. After a couple more shots to guarantee it’s over, they rejoice.
I can only imagine the relief, excitement, and adrenaline high these hunters just experienced.
The method you see here are not gold standard of what you should do, this video is bordering on the “ultimate” of what you should absolutely NOT do if you find yourself in this situation.
The video below was uploaded to YouTube by Leo Topaz, and shows what appears to be the husband of the camera holder attempting to release a bobcat. Not much is known about where this video was shot, and if this was their trap or if they were illegally tampering with another trapper’s set, but one thing is for sure, the guy who joins the bobcat release party right at the end has never seen what a bobcat can do when it’s angry.
Take a look at this video to see how NOT to release a trapped bobcat.
That was a serious show, wasn’t it? Obviously they need to invest in a better way to open that trap, and stay away from other people’s property if it isn’t their own, but all in all an interesting video documenting a rarely seen event.
Watch what happens when this deer tries to jump a High Fence
We’ve all heard of, or maybe even seen a deer leap over a fence that seems way too high like it was nothing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always turn out that way.
Florida Backwoodz, an online Florida hunting community, uploaded the video to YouTube about a week ago. A driver was filming three does running on the side of a country road when she got this clip.
In the video, the three does try and make a break for it by going across the road and jumping over a high fence. The first doe to give it a go hits the fence about half way up in such a way that it turns into a catapult launching him into backwards into the air. It seems like the doe was alright, as it quickly got back up and ran away.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture claims that whitetail deer can jump to heights of 15 feet, but that it’s rare for them to clear a fence that high.
When motivation is a factor, like a vehicle that’s charging straight for it, a deer can do some incredible things. But with that motivation likely comes a fair amount of panic and the fight or flight syndrome kicks in. In this case a deer will take flight and during its run there is no calculation involve, just run and jump. Yes, a disregard for personal well being, so we can’t really blame this doe for slamming into the fence and springing back towards the road.