Dropping the charges ain't happening up here. No longer an option. Guy beats on his wife he's charged and going to jail even if the cops have to put her in handcuffs to get him out of the house. This should be the law everywhere. Man, I hated dealing with that domestic crap when I was a military cop. Too many times I wound up fighting her and him. When it's a battle on two fronts, I just called on my black friend for assistance ... meet Johnny Nightstick!
Agreed lifetime ban when there is blatant poaching. This was not a case of this criminal had a valid license but the moose was 100 feet beyond an unmarked boundary or was 5 minutes after shooting light or he was 100 square inches short of the visible orange clothing rule when had his backpack on or failed to sign his license or several other errors that can arise during fair chase but for which the hunter can be punished. Poaching is theft the same as if had walked out of Cabela's with the nicest rifle in their gun vault room. Felony. Jail time. Hefty fine and forfeiture of any items involved in the commission of the poaching including his weapon, truck, etc. Poachers are not feeding their starving families and even if were poaching to eat when starving is still poaching.SMFH.. I can't believe people try and pull that kinda shit. Couple slaps on the wrists...
The moose incident should've been lifetime ban.
I haven't had a MT special permit in decades and am curious what they look like and how you get one. Are they mailed, printed off at home or at a vendor? I read about a hunter (Luke Sterling), who got busted for hunting the wrong area in the Breaks. I presume he's from MT, but haven't looked...www.hunttalk.com
Some history relevant to this.