In August I received this trail camera image from a nice man who was excited that this caliber buck had popped up on his land, and he wanted to share the image with the BIG DEER bloggers. I called it “the biggest trail-cam buck of 2012” and posted it. A few days later I got this email from the same fellow:
If I would have had any idea how much trouble posting this photo would cause, I never would have done it. We were excited as this was the first evidence we had of the buck being on our property. Everyone in the area has known about this buck for the last couple of years. Now that the buck has broadened his range, it seems a couple of people have their noses out of joint.
I have thick skin and can take being called out on your blog, but what happened yesterday crosses the line. I received a call from our renter (the farmer that rents the crop and hay ground from us) and he was extremely upset. He had two messages on his answering machine threatening him, his farm machinery and his home. I respectfully request that you remove the photo from your blog. This is not worth someone getting hurt or equipment and property being damaged. I would be glad to keep you filled in on how this plays out.