Ranger12 wrote:Do you think so kronik? Are you suggesting I report it? or what were you thinking?
I don't mean to be paranoid about it or jump to any conclusions, but it just seems weird enough that I'd kinda want to find out more if I had found it, or planned on hunting near there again.
But who would you report it to anyway?
I doubt the Sheriff's Department would be interested in walking out there without a dead body or at least real evidence of a crime of some sort.
Does your State have laws against leaving stands up on Public?
If so you might want to call it in to the Game Warden and just explain that the situation is a bit unusual since he left the bow, etc.
Let them decide if it warrants more investigation.
I suppose it's probably just a case of a Father/Son hunting in adjacent trees; kid shoots deer, Dad leaves stand to track/drag. They leave woods with deer, intending to return for bow, forgets about it later, etc.
Other more-far-fetched scenario is some hothead has another hunter move in and set up on him, goes nuts, somebody whacks somebody and drags body to nearby ditch?
I know that sounds crazy, but worse things happen hundreds of times every day.