Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The 13th colony
I have never heard the term "wanton waste" used in my neck of the woods. I however, have heard it on various game warden type TV shows. I don't think they write tickets for it in GA, or at least, it would probably have to be where you shot it and walked away. The Regs say that you should make the best reasonable effort to recover the game. I guess I am lazy, cutting rib meat off is too much extra work. If I am a betting man, I would say the processor doesn't cut it all off either. Cut the big chunks and leave the scraps.
I don't consider it a waste when I cut off what I want and feed the rest to the buzzards, hawks, coyotes, foxes and 'possums. They gotta eat too.
I do wonder, just how much meat do you have to leave to be considered wanton waste? Reckon it depends on the GW?
I will have to make it a point to know the rules for "wanton waste" if I ever do a hunt out of state to make sure I stay within the local regs.
Go Donald Go!!