I am sorry to hear you were a victim of a SCUMBAG
. Knowing, you would have done everything legit. I have had my tags stolen off my blind before. In fact the tag was stolen on Aug. 30th one year. "Yeah somebody wanted the spot after Sept. 1 st." Also, a tag was stolen this year also.
PM me if you need the gamewarden's phone number - the tag needs to be reported stolen.
Don't stop construction of your blind - just write the tag number on a board attached to the blind and continue.