You may remember me mentioning in an earlier hunting post that I was nurturing a family of Black Buck antelope. This morning, I received news that my buck was found dead in a field near the road. As Nick will see in about a week, there is an 800-meter stretch from said road to any sort of suitable backstop. My neighbor’s house is on the same elevation, and if you were to pull a shot high, my parent’s house would be in the line of fire. Oh, did I mention the nine rescue horses and donkeys that frequent that field, too?
Beyond the obvious waste of meat, hide, and breeding stock, I’m mostly upset about the pot shot that someone took at my ranch. They could have killed one of my horses, my dog, or worse yet, a family member.
Unfortunately, this sort of thing is hard to investigate and the game wardens are already overloaded. So here’s to you anonymous IGOTD, thanks for at least hitting what you aimed at.