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Salmoneye, Poaching
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Ron/PA    Posted 11-23-2004 at 07:27:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kind of ironic that your post yesterday came just before I left for work. A couple of game wardens stopped by, and dropped off a surveylance tape last night. They told my wife, tell him to scream when he's had enough.
They set a mechanical deer out in a field, a
beauty of a 10 point. The tape show a chevy s-10 pulling up and a gun barrell slowly easing out the window. They sat and watched, and waited, and waited, and waited!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally after 45 minutes they went down and checked out the driver. 84 years old, had a camcorder mounted to an old mauser '06. No bolt, no shells, no nuthin.
He 'splained that at his age he just can't hold a camcorder still no more, but the mauser frame gives him some stability.
I know the guy, we let him hunt here on the farm, and he's a real standup guy. All of the game wardens have hunted here with him. That's why I got the tape. DROVE ME NUTS.

Lloyd    Posted 11-23-2004 at 15:56:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got a friend who about 12 years ago liked to get a 12 pack, get in his big 4 by 4 truck and cruise the fields and lot for eyes. He loved to chase them with the truck. One night about the end of the 12 pack he spotted a big buck on the far side of the field. He lined up the truck and floored it. The deer just stood there. As he got closer he was thinking, hey, i think i'am going to get one. So with the petal to the metal he got closer and closer and about three feet away discovered it was not a real deer. That big truck did a number on robo deer and the wardens were not very happy. Two years night school, fine for DUI, fine for night hunting, and $2000.00 to replace Robo deer. My friend gave up drinking for some reason after that. He does still hunt deer, but only in the daytime and with a gun.

bob ny    Posted 11-23-2004 at 08:39:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
a story has been going around our town .a local, who lost his job in a knife factory, had trouble feeding his three kids was caught jacking deer. the warden confiscated the deer and let the guy off . the next day the deer(cut up and packaged) with 100 dollars worth of groceries showed up on the guys front porch. of course the game warden denies it ever happened

thanks-    Posted 11-23-2004 at 16:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
i believe in charity, and i believe in the grace that comes from it. we dont hear enough of it. givers dont usually do it to be found out for it. my father showed all of us that. he never spoke much of his sharing with others. we'd go with him to drop off a load of stove wood, or an orange crate of canned goods.

thank you bob ny for sharing the story. it meant a lot to me. brought back some thoughts about giving.

screaminghollow    Posted 11-23-2004 at 07:52:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in the 1960's there was a game commission employee that lived near Mt. Gretna, he took alot of wildlife pictures and had a fancy 35 mm camera and huge long telescopic lenses mounted on a gun stock. the trigger on the gun stock would actually snap a picture when pulled. it was a home made rig. Fella was named Glenn something.

Jimbob    Posted 11-23-2004 at 08:11:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Per the MI state DNR, my township is the worst for poaching anywhere in the state. Folks just do not have much money & need food. Locals either do not get caught or are left off the hook. Many out here heat with wood in the winter. Most have electricity, some do not!

We are surrounded by one of the largest swamps in the north part of the US. It is called the 'Deadstream' swamp. Not much has changed in the swamp over the last 100 years.

Texas    Posted 11-23-2004 at 08:15:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have poachers here too. When its some yahoo out shooting deer on the highway or inside a big ranch they hang em.

People here who really need the food are kinda known and not really checked up on by game wardens. They dont tresspass or endanger anyone...just feeding the kids best they know how.

r    Posted 11-23-2004 at 08:09:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dirk Reminsnyder showed me pix of that rig. Dirk was that warden that got nailed for shooting deer up here in Northumberland County.
Anyway, he had some really neat history stuff about the game commission folks and that trigger action camera/scope was one of them.

Salmoneye    Posted 11-23-2004 at 08:05:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now they sell those rigs for big bucks...

I was in Utah in 94 for work, and happened to catch a few minutes of COPS or some other show like it...

They showed a mechanical deer out in a field and a truck pull up...Out comes the rifle and then the shot and about 30 DNR boys jump out of the ditches and surround the truck...Turned out that it was about 50 miles south of me here in VT...

They now have a mechanical 'Partridge' (Ruffed Grouse) for the same purpose...'Road Chicken' is one of the most poached animals behind deer here, and in fact may be shot illegally more often...

talltines    Posted 11-23-2004 at 15:17:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
spent alot of my child hood summers up in island pond vt. at my grandparents house. without a doubt the most beautiful place i have ever been. geez you just stirred up a whole bunch of memories! would have been from 1967 to about 75. still get up there once in a great while to see their graves. it is a piece of heaven for sure.

Hawk    Posted 11-23-2004 at 08:56:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
i know where island pond is, said the flatlander from oklahoma. great fishing up there as well as some of best looking country i have ever seen.

Ayuh...    Posted 11-23-2004 at 09:10:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Island Pond is the heart of The Kingdom for sure...

Our 'deer camp' is a bit south and west of there in the town of Walden...

I am looking for a pic in all this clutter of my sister with a brookie from up around there...I will post if/when I find it...

Next time you come this way, let me know and you can use the camp...


Found it...    Posted 11-23-2004 at 09:34:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please ignore the cig in my Sisters' hand...

I do love the Donald Duck Zebco rod though...

That was a fun day...

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