Sounds more like an urban legend, than reality.
Those are some real idiots.
But there are dumber ones. Like where Fish & Game sets up a fake deer with a good rack near the side of a road. Along with some cameras.
And the idiots pull to the side of the road. And shoot at it.
Today, the DWR was watching and keeping tabs on a herd of deer in my neighborhood, from an unmarked SUV. There were a small 3-point ("western" count
), a small 2-point, and a half-dozen does. Since all forms of hunting are illegal in this part of the county, the wardens were following the herd around in hopes of catching some idiot that decided to 'side-step' the law.