Poaching Justice

ERSS

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Glad to see it, may send that judge an "atta boy" email.

Sad truth -

“I don’t think you’ve come close to accepting responsibility,” Stoker told Pool. “Some who are not hunters would say, ‘what’s the big deal?’ I bet if I talked to avid hunters, they’d probably be outraged … I’m concerned about your callousness for the law in general.”
 

kenton

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Glad to see this. Still seems light but a step in the right direction.
 

Marshian

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On a side note,I like how so many of the comments under the article rightfully point out the douchery of his man-bun.
 

schmalts

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Am I the only one who can't see the story? The text is blocked out.
 

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mixedbag

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Hunting ban wont stop him from poaching again and it doesn't seem like he cares much by his statement to authorities.Now he'll just poach little deer/elk.Glad to see him sit in jail though,but realistically most poachers do it over and over again
 

Gerald Martin

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Kudo's to the judge for handing down this sentence. Ironic though, that in Montana a warden will shoot a bighorn ram over 204", worth several hundred thousand dollars to try and make a misdemeanor case against an alleged unlicensed outfitter..... Nah I'm not bitter. :)
 

Lawnboy

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Glad to see him sit in jail though,but realistically most poachers do it over and over again

You're probably right but rarely have we seen a judge add jail time which I would hope suck bad enough to make others think twice. A guy can hope anyway.:(
 

Tradewind

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Kudo's to the judge for handing down this sentence. Ironic though, that in Montana a warden will shoot a bighorn ram over 204", worth several hundred thousand dollars to try and make a misdemeanor case against an alleged unlicensed outfitter..... Nah I'm not bitter. :)


How about some insight for those of us who don't know to what you are referring to?
 

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Apparently his fear of being caught over-rode his hunger and that of his family. Cool hair bun, bra.


HA!
 

shootbrownelk

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What pisses me off is that the lawyers plea bargained it down from a felony to a misdemeanor and tossed the other charge. $3,000.00 fine? He won't pay it. Loss of license? He's a poacher, he doesn't need a license. We had a 19 year old kid get Wyoming's first felony poaching charge. Prison and a fine is what he got, what he needed was an old fashioned ass-whipping by his old man.
 

hank4elk

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Glad one is getting it somewhat.

It's rampant in NM,IMHO
I know of a local who has been on the G&F top ten list(off the record) & lost ,was on probation with his oufiitters/guide lic.......
Back in business again this year.
One of many. Outlaws that is.
Judges seem to be family members of the clan here.
G&F have to dot every I,T& Q there is and these guys get slap on wrist at best or case gets thrown out.
 

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Good and a lifetime revocation of hunting in 48 states!

I really like the reciprocating law but have often wondered how that is enforced. I wonder if there is a data base that red flags those names when they enter any of the other states system?

I would really like to know how it works or if it works at all.
 

idnative1948

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Glad to see a judge with *marbles*. I hope it sends a statement to other judges in the state who only slap some of the vermin on the wrist.
 

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