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*%#$ POACHERS !!!!!!
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Jim(MO)    Posted 11-03-2003 at 14:18:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
A very large buck started hanging around our place and a couple of our neighbors early last summer. We watched it (through binoculars)grow an impressive 16 point rack. One neighbor thought it might be 17. He called just a little while ago to tell us he found it dead in one of his pastures with the antler's cut off. Definately shot with a high power rifle. Gun season doesn't open until the 15th. I don't hunt but do let several friends hunt my place and the neighbors all hunt. That rack should be on one of their walls. Funny, just saw an ad in one of the shoppers for some guy paying $6.00 a pound for antlers. :(


loco1    Posted 12-10-2006 at 08:42:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
You do know it is open season on poachers, no limit, take down as many as you can. They are no better than a terrorist.Treaspassers will be shot on site!!!!!!


Yo Yo    Posted 03-19-2004 at 18:38:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in southern MO. and the poachers are bad here also. Just today there was hunting going on with a deer rifle on our back 80. My DGS was in the back field and saw a deer run across. He said it had a shot shoulder and was just running on 3 legs. I guess all the poachers done with it was mess it up. My DGS said it jumped the fence onto other peoples property, which is all grown up in thicket. He said it looked like it just fell there, but he went over there and couldn't see anything. Of course, all you can do is stand and look because the thicket is too dense to get into.
They shot about 5 different times. So they must have poached more than just the one that got away. Really makes me mad.
We did have a lot of wild turkey on us but the poachers got them. Been 2 yr since we saw one.
I thought about riding the 4 wheeler over to the back 80 to see if I could find them. I have done that before. I take my 38 and my cell ph. They can hear the 4 wheeler coming, even if I just go part way and then walk. They must have on camo as I can never find them.
It just really ticks me off. The does should be getting ready for little ones and these idiots shooting them.


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Tom A    Posted 11-04-2003 at 03:49:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
A mile up the road from us, a local life-long farmer was shot in the dark by 2 poachers on his land--father and son. Farmer lost his arm. The result was they weren't allowed to get hunting licenses for 2 years! They still laugh about that, if you can believe it, since they never got licenses anyway. And oddly enough for Maryland, there's apparently a State law that protects hunters from personal liability for accidents that kept the farmer from bringing civil suit so he's left out in the cold.

First year I moved to the farm I caught a tresspasser hunting on my posted property red handed. I was armed and chambered and explained to him that I hunted my property and I was concerned he might be meet with an accident since I had my land posted and I almost mistook him for some legal game. He swallowed hard when I unchambered my gun...hasn't been back since (knock wood).

y'all take care,
Tom


screaminghollow    Posted 11-04-2003 at 06:06:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Farmer could sue the bejeebers out of em. And I can't imagine a jury not giving the farmer a gazillion dollars. Trepassers shooting at a target they'er not sure of, or was it really an assault with a deadly weapon. It is either an intentional act or gross negligence. Statute of limitations in Md is three years. He ought to sue. Maryland has a law which sets penalties for legitimate hunting accidents. This wasn't a hunting accident. I practice in Maryland and I'd take the case.


interesting...    Posted 11-04-2003 at 08:20:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe the farmer got some bad advice. Despite the growth, it is really small town here, at least for the old timers; most folks go to the barber for advice about everything!

I'll pass along what you've said, maybe it'll do some good. I heard one of the guys laughing about how easy they got off (in the barber shop, of course).

thanks screaminghollow.

Tom


screaminghollow    Posted 11-03-2003 at 21:30:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Its a durn shame. I too feed a fair share of my crops to the deer, but I wait until the season to shoot. But someone in the area doesn't. Over the past five years, I've found several deer laying dead. One shot with a shotgun in April. Normally in November and January, when the season here is Monday after Turkey day for two weeks. Then in January for flintlock and archery only. I figure I'll find out who sooner or later and then maybe I'll dump the carcass in their yard late at night.


Wisereader    Posted 11-03-2003 at 18:17:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I second what Deadcarp said. I come from a long line of avid hunters, but we have never tolerated poaching, stretching the rules, or any behavior that does not show complete respect for nature.


deadcarp    Posted 11-03-2003 at 15:35:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
spread the word about losing the big buck around the schools - bless their hearts but kids can never keep their mouths shut - if the poacher is a family man, his own kids will bust him pretty soon :)


Redneck    Posted 11-03-2003 at 15:01:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
A rack that big will be hard to keep quiet.Maybe someone will slip up.Dam# bunch of mongrels!


Eileen    Posted 11-04-2003 at 06:58:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just moved to southern Colorado in the mountains. It's beautiful but we are surrounded by thousands of acres of BLM and it is now hunting season and I'm scared to death. I have two black Newfoundlands who look like bears. The bus stop is 5 miles from here and we watch "hunters" driving up and down in pickups trying to shoot deer from the road. They tailgate us and yesterday one almost lost his car over the bridge trying to pass me in the fog. I am constantly amazed at the dumb things people do. The only reason we don't have poachers on our property I'm guessing, is because they had a controlled burn on the BLM next to us and left a huge, smoldering mess. I'm wondering if we should move back to town. At least the police patrol town.


Les    Posted 11-04-2003 at 11:54:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't realize Massachusetts hunters would drive that far away to road hunt.


Les    Posted 11-04-2003 at 11:48:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't realize Massachusetts hunters would drive that far away to road hunt.


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