So.... Last weekend 4thPower Bravo discovered a dead doe in the creek. A buddy of mine came over and helped me haul it out. When we did, we discovered it had a hole all the way through it. Now I'm no expert but it certainly didn't look like it came from a blackpowder firearm (rifle hunting not legal in IL) nor was the body decomposed enough for the blackpowder season which was two and a half weeks before. CYOA time, I called DNR. After some phone tag, the conservation officer told me from my description it sounded like a rifle shot and that they'ld include our area in their patrols. Other than that I was free to dispose of the carcass as I saw fit.
Got the 4-wheeler prepped and took it out to the woods w/ the wildlife camera and went to check on it this evening when I got back from the show. It had been mostly untouched which is odd. Guess the coyote pack has moved on.
The batteries were still good so I swapped the cards and left it out there. We'll see what happens over the next week.