So I ran into this problem this year. I shot an archery bull and had to bone him out because of the heat and distance. How are you suppose to preserve evidence of sex in that case? I'm sure most wardens are lenient in that circumstance, but are you suppose to still leave part of the scrotum attached to a hind piece of meat. I didn't do it and did not get checked, but this issue arose.
You have to leave evidence attached naturally. That's also a good place to attach the tag. You could have gotten a ticket.
We had that exact thing happen to my family 3 years ago. My mom and stepdad each shot cow elk in the evening. We took the horses back the next day to pack them out. We quartered and boned every thing to fit on the horses and packed it out, three hours lasted when we made it back to the trailer the game warden was waiting there to check every thing. The tags were ok and correct but since we didn't leave evidence of sex she loaded both of them into here pickup and issued over $500 worth of fines. We heard later that day that Fish and Game was trying to catch an outfitter in the area that had a reputation of shooting bulls and throwing the skulls unto trees until winter and using a cow tag.
wow! so when i quarter and bone my elk 5 miles from closest rd i need to leave the dannlers attached to a hind Q?? haha, ill do it. who know might even come up with a creative idea on how to sell those testees and make some mula. im gonn contact idaho fish and game to get a spicific answer for this state. i have a feeling its all depends on what warden i talk to for thier personal opinion.
i just copied and pasted this from idaho fish and game web site... question and answer page.
"Several years ago, evidence of sex rules were specific to the hunt. In other words, in an either-sex hunt there was no requirement for evidence of sex; while in sex-specific hunts there was the requirement. Depending on the year, and the hunting season, the evidence-of-sex requirement did or did not apply - even in the same unit. This created confusion among hunters. In an effort to simplify the regulation and make it easier to comply with, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission changed the rule to standardize it's application for all big game hunting.
Fortunately, there are some very simple and uncomplicated ways of leaving evidence-of-sex. For females, leaving 1 teat attached to the carcass will suffice. For males, leaving a small section of the penil ligament (white cord entering the rectal canal) attached to 1 hind quarter is all that is needed. "
For your state. The teat will not work here for a cow. At least not with my local warden.
yeah it seems like some of these wardens have thier own rules they come up with. sounds like the boy's boys will be staying astached from here on out. oh... and the girl's girls....
Alaska game and fish has a very good DVD out on judging moose that includes a "evidence of male parts" segment that shows how to cut them apart and keep one knee slapper on the animal.