Originally Posted by Lowerumble
... The biggest buck I have seen in my life was one I took out with a 2500. The hp wouldn't let me take it, but the tow truck guys went back later and grabbed the front to mount!
BTW, I was just talking to my buddy from up-state NY and he told me that back home that deer were considered "property of the state" and NY paid for any damage resulting from hitting one!!!
My state would be broke tomorrow!
That's correct. What usually happens is the damage is covered by your insurance company under comprehensive (fire, theft, vandalism) then the insurance company goes to the state to get the money back.
As far as taking the deer, in Upstate NY a few years back they had a stop on taking deer because Chronic Wasting Disease was found in a bunch of them. So if a deer was killed in a certain area, you couldn't get a tag and as a matter of fact, most were seized for testing. Once they had a handle on it, they stopped seizing and testing but still wouldn't issue tags.