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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by franchi20 View Post

    F&S posted a follow-up. It looks like the hunter had the lie put to his story by the Indiana private hunting outfit where he paid to shoot the deer. They provided photos and documents. Check out the story on the main F&S page and read the comments. Hilarious!
    Thanks. I’ll check that out later.

    Unfortunately this situation is exactly what drives speculation and accusations even when legitimate trophies are taken. Ugly.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by franchi20 View Post

    F&S posted a follow-up. It looks like the hunter had the lie put to his story by the Indiana private hunting outfit where he paid to shoot the deer. They provided photos and documents. Check out the story on the main F&S page and read the comments. Hilarious!
    That's just sad, franchi20. Unfortunately, I can't get on the other F&S site. Can you post a link?

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  • franchi20
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    Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
    EDITOR’S NOTE: When the photos of this deer were first sent to us by the hunter, Derek Settle, our immediate gut check was: This is a high-fence deer. Before we interviewed Settle, we confirmed with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife that the buck had been checked in as being killed and tagged in Kentucky on telecheck. (High fence deer in Kentucky do not have to be checked in.) After our interview with Settle, we were confident that his story was true. However, after now reading Facebook comments and seeing photos of his deer that were posted on the page of an Indiana deer preserve, one thing is clear: Someone is not telling the truth. We are investigating this story and will update you as we learn more.

    franchi20, I did not read that intro. I just jumped down to the story.
    Well sir, it wouldn't be the first time some ne'er do well tried to play the system.
    F&S posted a follow-up. It looks like the hunter had the lie put to his story by the Indiana private hunting outfit where he paid to shoot the deer. They provided photos and documents. Check out the story on the main F&S page and read the comments. Hilarious!

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  • FirstBubba
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    EDITOR’S NOTE: When the photos of this deer were first sent to us by the hunter, Derek Settle, our immediate gut check was: This is a high-fence deer. Before we interviewed Settle, we confirmed with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife that the buck had been checked in as being killed and tagged in Kentucky on telecheck. (High fence deer in Kentucky do not have to be checked in.) After our interview with Settle, we were confident that his story was true. However, after now reading Facebook comments and seeing photos of his deer that were posted on the page of an Indiana deer preserve, one thing is clear: Someone is not telling the truth. We are investigating this story and will update you as we learn more.

    franchi20, I did not read that intro. I just jumped down to the story.
    Well sir, it wouldn't be the first time some ne'er do well tried to play the system.

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  • franchi20
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    I understand that jealousy rears up when big horns are claimed. The prelude mentioned an Indiana high fence outfit. This mess has the potential for making a lot of law leaching lawyers very wealthy.

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  • FirstBubba
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    F and S is about as close to social media as I get franchi20.

    I have never seen/heard of anyone killing a deer like this that isn't immediately surrounded by controversy.

    He used a crossbow!
    It wasn't a real archery kill!
    That was rightfully "MY" deer!
    He shot across property lines! ...etc, etc

    In the early 2000's, a ranch foreman asked the landowner's permission to take a young man hunting.
    He got an okay.
    The kid killed the new OK state record buck!
    The landowner fired his foreman, went to court and took the young man's deer (antlers) from him.
    1)He didn't have permission to hunt.
    2) As a guest, he should not have killed a big buck.
    3) The deer was killed on his land.
    ....and on and on and on.

    It took several years of legal wrangling, but the landowner had to eventually return the young man's trophy to him.
    Due to all the controversy, the ODWC wouldn't recognize the kid or his deer until everything was resolved.
    I think it's all settled now but there sure was a bunch of hurt feelings over it, around Grandfield, OK.

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  • franchi20
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    I saw that. What's the controversy over the legitimacy? I don't follow social media.

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