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John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.

How to haul away a deer killed in the woods

Here is a story that my dad told me a long time ago. 

During the late 1920's or early 1930's,  a man shot two deer out in the woods.  He was trying to figure out how to get these deer out of the woods to his car. He then came up with a brilliant idea.  He drove to the the game warden's office and told him that he found two deer that were shot recently lying out in the woods.  He felt that the deer should not be left out like that and should be brought in to the game warden's  office and processed there. 

The game warden came with him to the woods to see the deer.  Both cars were parked near each other on the road.  The game warden hauled out one deer to his vehicle.  He then went back to get the second deer.  While he was gone,  the hunter picked up the first deer and transferred it to his own car.  He then hit the road leaving the game warden out in the woods with the second deer.  When the game warden came back to his car with the second deer,  he realized that he was duped by the hunter. 

Now,  that is how to haul a deer out from deep in the woods.  The hunter had a good idea,  didn't he?  Without modern communications like today,  the hunter was able to pull a fast one on the game warden.  If try to do that today,  you will be behind bars in a short time.

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