Author Topic: Gut piles  (Read 571 times)

Offline ThomMedic

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2016
  • Posts: 42
  • Location: Thurston County
  • Groups: evergreen sportsmen club, little rock, wa
Gut piles
« on: June 28, 2018, 07:56:26 PM »
With caution I am asking this question hoping I am not too naive.

I do a lot of scouting for possible hunt sights, it gives me an excuse to be outside. At abut 50% of the access points in Mason and Thurston counties on to either state or commercial lands, I am finding gut piles. Some are just piles of bones, others are entire carcases or what is left after scavenging. They are most often either an elk or a deer, though I have seen piles of small rib bones.

I understand some of it is natural predation.But why would someone leave a carcass at a gate? :dunno:?

Offline Lucky1

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 2284
  • Location: Kelso
  • Groups: NRA. REMF.
Re: Gut piles
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 08:07:52 PM »
I can think of a couple reasons. Laziness, sloth, slobs, convenience. I understand the need to dispose of the carcass of the animal you kill, but leaving it where other people have to put up with the smell and the visual assault is very inconsiderate and I think it gives people a bad impression about hunters. It doesn’t take that much effort to dispose of it at least out of sight.

Offline konradcountry

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2016
  • Posts: 227
  • Location: SouthWest
Re: Gut piles
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 09:01:56 AM »
I've seen those too and my guess is that it is road kill.

Some agency is picking them up off the roads and being lazy about dumping them.

I don't think it is poachers or hunters. They look dumped and not processed.

Offline W_Ellison2011

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 405
  • Location: Graham, Wa
Re: Gut piles
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 02:45:43 PM »
Theres a spot out in cinnebar that when you are heading into the mountains you will drive by and it is littered with bones and come hunting season there will also be a ton of guts. I don't understand tossing it all right next to the road. Like what was said, laziness, slob, sloth, etc...

Offline konradcountry

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2016
  • Posts: 227
  • Location: SouthWest
Re: Gut piles
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 05:29:36 PM »
I don't think what he is seeing is from hunters.

I've seen them in capitol forest throughout the year.

The placement is too close to the road to be hunters. There are much better places to clean a deer and if you cleaned it in the woods then there is no point in taking the carcass to the road.

These are deer being killed somewhere else and then dumped at the entrances. Maybe poachers but it seems really lazy which is why I would guess it to be road kill. I don't see poachers hanging out that close to the entrance.

Offline yorketransport

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 2521
  • Location: Yelm
  • I'm sorry, it's my fault I'll try harder next time
    • Scapegoat Enterprises
Re: Gut piles
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 06:13:16 PM »
Road kill salvage carcass would be my guess. Folks scrape one up, salvage what they can and dump the rest at the closest dirt road.

I wouldn't rule out poachers though. I've seen a ton of that lately.
Scapegoat Enterprises Custom Shirts and Decals


* Recent Topics

Outlawing electrical mountain bikes in Washington? by scoutdog346
[Today at 05:31:39 AM]

Nevada's New Trail Cam Law by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 05:27:21 AM]

338 375 ruger build by jasnt
[Today at 05:10:26 AM]

Idaho Spring Bear 2018 Video by westside Elkhunter
[Today at 02:31:14 AM]

Huntwa bear id test by Skillet
[Today at 12:20:41 AM]

WTB: Youth Shotgun by dblungshot
[Yesterday at 11:37:04 PM]

What makes good taxidermy? by jrebel
[Yesterday at 11:24:46 PM]

Blackhorn 209 Charges out of a CVA Accura V2 LR by spookgus
[Yesterday at 11:07:25 PM]

CVA Wolf accuracy by flyfishWA
[Yesterday at 11:04:48 PM]

Anybody actually have a 6.5 PRC? by bullfisher
[Yesterday at 10:45:04 PM]

Lick Creek Pressure? by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:38:16 PM]

#209 primer conversion by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:31:59 PM]

Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county by Knocker of rocks
[Yesterday at 10:28:43 PM]

Treeing bear after shot by bearpaw
[Yesterday at 10:26:45 PM]

Adjustable vs fixed sight by Fullabull
[Yesterday at 10:25:38 PM]

Mt Spokane South Cow Moose tag by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:25:01 PM]

Side by Side or Jeep by CAMPMEAT
[Yesterday at 10:08:32 PM]

Winthrop bird hunting by Katmai Guy
[Yesterday at 10:06:37 PM]

2019 Silverado by CAMPMEAT
[Yesterday at 10:02:20 PM]

WTB: AK by Kit Carson
[Yesterday at 09:59:51 PM]