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Proper disposal of deer remains is rule of good hunter ethics

From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

-- Disposal of deer remains may not be the highlight of a hunting trip, but South Carolina’s  Deer Project leader says it's an important aspect of hunting, particularly in maintaining the hunter's image.

"Hunters should realize that improperly disposing of deer remains presents a negative public image," said Charles Ruth, Deer/Turkey Project supervisor for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "It also provides a legitimate point of criticism that can be used by people who oppose hunting."

Ruth said hunters should also remember not to display harvested game where it might offend non-hunting members of the public. When transporting a deer in the back of a truck or on top of a vehicle, hunters should wrap a tarp or other covering material around the animal. This is a simple, considerate step that may prevent a nonhunter from becoming an anti-hunter, he said.

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