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the deer and I scared them off - I
didn't even get a license plate number.
I think they got the deer!" Feeling defeated, I told Mike I was still coming to
his location to gather blood evidence
at the very least.
When I arrived,
Mike appeared to
be upset about not
getting a license
plate number or
even the color of
the vehicle. But
he told me it was a
pickup truck with
a deep exhaust
sound. With that,
he volunteered to
show me where
the truck was
parked when they shot. A quick search
revealed a dead buck about 40 yards off
of the road. Vehicle tracks in the field
indicated that the perpetrators had
tried to retrieve the deer, but Mike had
spooked them.
After gutting the deer, so it could be
given to a needy family and not wasted, I checked the road for shell casings.
Not finding any, I photographed the
tire tracks left behind. With no other
leads, I took Mike back to his house.
While heading up his driveway, I
remembered something he told me
over the phone: he thought they turned
onto Watt Road, drove to the top of
the hill, and shut the engine off. Hoping the poachers dropped something
incriminating if they stopped, I headed
up the hill. At the intersection of
Fairview and Watt roads, my investigation continued. Because of rain that
evening, there were two fresh tracks
on Watt Road. One track appeared to
have come from the south (Fairview)
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and turned onto Watt, and the other
track came from Watt and turned south
onto Fairview. Both had the same tread
I found at the kill site.
While taking photos, a vehicle
approached my location on Fairview.
My pulse quickened; could the
poachers be returning yet again?
I quickly dismissed
the thought. I did
notice the vehicle
was moving very
slowly.
When the
vehicle was
alongside me, I
confirmed it was
a pickup with a
deep-sounding exhaust that was different than most trucks. As I backed
up to turn around, I decided there was
enough evidence to make a stop. The
truck was no longer traveling slowly - it was now making a hasty retreat.
With my emergency lights activated, the chase was on! I was thankful
for the wet weather - I was able to see
where the truck went at a four-way
intersection. I caught the truck about
3 miles later, when the driver decided
to stop running.
I approached the truck cautiously
and was surprised when I noticed three
long guns between the vehicle's two
occupants. I ordered the subjects out
of the vehicle, and told them to stand
in front of the truck with their hands
on the hood.
I asked them what they were doing
and they replied they were out predator hunting. That was quickly proven
to be a lie when the driver was unable
to produce a coat (the rain was mixed
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