Dealing with a complex wounded deer/trespassing issue
Of course, if you refuse to let them track on your land you will probably wind up with a lot more deer going unrecovered. It's more than likely that they'll continue to take bad shots and not even bother to track it if it heads towards your property line, they'll just take another shot at the next one they see. I doubt they will change anytime soon so even a stern talking to or ultimatum likely won't change their shooting behavior. If nothing changes except now you have a poor relationship with your neighbor, it is really worth the hassle you'll have to deal with? It's their property they're shooting on and even though it has a negative effect on you, in the end there's not much you can do except try to work with them if possible.
On another note, we found another dead deer while picking up stands this weekend. It also appears to be shot from a 12 ga slug, but as it has been sitting for 2 weeks now, a little tough to tell. But that would be #4 from this group if my assumptions are right. In any given year, they will fire somewhere between 20-50 rounds. So it is certainly plausible they wounded and did not recover 4. Just makes me sick.
This may come down to a decision to either denying this neighbor access, or learn to cope with having your season marred by his actions. This is a tough situation to be in and I don't envy you for the decision you have to make.
"SJB,I guess I'm not sure what is so complicated about it. You have 3 choices, you let them come and get their deer - This would be letting them it, you take the deer - This would be not letting them in, you wouldn't take the deer if you let them in as far as I can comprehend, or let it ROT - This would be not letting them in, you wouldn't make them leave the deer lay there dead if you let them in as far as I can comprehend. That's the three choices you have." In the statement above you said SJB has 3 choices, and ROT was the 3rd of his choices. Then you claim that if the deer would rot it wouldn't be on him? Please tell me where I am missing something with my comprehension. If it is 1 of his 3 choices and he chooses it, how can it not be on him with your logic of his choices? Really, I seem to be missing something here. "Where in my post did I say it would be on SJB if it would ROT" - Probably the part when you said SJB would have 3 choices, the third choice being ROT.
I'll work on my comprehension "sills" as long as you work on your spelling. Then we both won't look like idiots. You talk about belittling, yet you are out there calling everyone an idiot who does not agree with you on allowing full access to private land for slobs who can't follow rules.