Just a follow up to my above post. Yesterday Dad and I were heading to my blind to switch out SD cards in the camera and saw a bunch of ravens and magpies gathered close to where the guy told us the deer was. Apparently he played us for suckers making us believe that he had missed the deer. Only 40 yards from where he had us looking I found the buck he had shot. I had asked him if it was a whitetail because there are several mule deer on our property and he assured me that it was. Turns out that he either lied about that as well or couldn’t tell the difference between the two as the dead deer was a very nice mulie buck that I’ve been watching grow for the last three years and hoped to bow hunt next year. Mule deer season was over as well. This time we called the Conservation Officers and the investigation is underway.