Similar situation in Michigan to what Art Eatman says about Texas. The conservation officers are spread preety thin. I know in Michigan it is due to budget problems. I have a buddy who had a problem in his area. He has been told by the state police that he should call them as they work closely with the DNR.
Guns have only two enemies, rust and politicians!
Deer are amazing creatures....so please don't burn the sauteed onions and I'll pass on the steak sauce, thank you.