Man I am sorry to hear that that happened to your dad.... I always go out carrying my machete and 9mm. My wife carries her .25 auto and our family house dog (65 lb. pure pit bull) scouts ahead of us always. She finds those type assholes before they even see us. We go to shooting in the air and shouting, dog about to go all to hell....all you hear is scurrying and branches breaking fast. I don't deal well with poachers on my land, stealing my sang. So, I hope you find who did that to ur father and they get whats coming to them. I hate poachers and I hate thieves. Good luck friend!