I had to waste one of my buck tags on someone else's deer yesterday. I was out on the mountain yesterday hoping to get a chance at one of the huge bucks that have been seen on the property. Since I already have 4 in the freezer, I was hunting for a nice wall hanger. About a half hour after sunup I heard an ATV going up the mountain. 20 minutes later I heard a high powered rifle go off. ( It's black powder season here.) After a couple hours, I decided to do a little more scouting. When I got half way up the mountain, I ran into my friends brother, one of the land owners. He was on his ATV with a .270 Ruger. I asked him if he had shot one and he said, "Yea". I asked him where it was and he said it had a messed up rack so he left it on top of the mountain. He said he was looking for a wall hanger, too. Well when he left, I continued up the mountain to where I had heard the shot. Laying next to the logging road was what would have been a nice 8 pointer that had half of it's right beam missing. It looked like it had been broken off while in velvet. This was a three year old deer that most people would have mounted if not for the broken beam. I started cussing under my breath. One more season and this would have been a wall hanger in anyone's book. Well it was getting warmer, so I gutted the deer and put one of my tags on it. I went down and got my friends ATV and dragged the deer out and took it to the processors. In the afternoon, I put my stand in a different place and started calling. Before long a nice 10 pointer came in within 30 yards of me. He wouldn't come out of the thicket, although I know he smelled the tarsal glands I had set out, so I knew he wasn't a dominant buck. With only one buck tag left, I decided to let it go and wait on a chance at a bigger one. I sat there thinking about this idiot killing these 2-3 year old deer, and claiming to be a trophy hunter. He did the same thing the season before last with another nice 8 pointer. It's bad enough to be too lazy to get off the ATV and hunt, but it's a real shame to shoot deer like these and just let them rot. I hated having to give up one of my tags, but at least this time the deer will be eaten. It makes me wonder how many more decent bucks are out there laying around the woods that this fool just shot and left.