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Poachers, I hope they catch them.
« on: February 28, 2013, 05:15:44 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 05:48:20 PM »
Sask,, A.B. what's the difference I hope the buggers are caught and punished to the full extent..

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 06:17:48 PM »
That makes me sick. If you're going to be a sack of shit at the very least take the meat too. 100 bucks says these guys get busted.

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 06:23:39 PM »
100 bucks says these guys get busted.

I hope your right but so many others won't get busted.. :(

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 06:25:26 PM »
I'll be listening and watching for updates and will post them.

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 06:31:18 PM »
That area is less than 20 miles into Sask from the border.  It could even be Albertans.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 06:45:32 PM »
That makes me sick. If you're going to be a sack of shit at the very least take the meat too. 100 bucks says these guys get busted.

Exactly what I was thinking. At least it wouldn't have been for nothing.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 06:49:08 PM »
Big difference I and 99% of this forum don't live there. I can't help in busting people there cause I don't hunt or fish there.    I agree that they should be punished

A lot of guys from Sask over here in AB working, playing one never knows what he might hear through the grapevine or catch in a conversation someplace.. If we can help our friends to the east bust these arsholes that would be awesome..

Keep us posted Tuc,, and I am sure 99% of us are willing to help if we can..

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 11:04:11 PM »
I'm 100% sure if I can help I will
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2013, 07:47:13 AM »
Wow..what a waste.  >:(
good to see the pics here.
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2013, 07:49:55 AM »
We need this in AB. I know I found a poacher but I don't know how to prove it was them to F&W :( when you're out there and there's no cell service how can you get these asshats caught???

Makes me sick and breaks my heart. I'm a meat hunter who likes the rack but I'm in it for the meat. These guys who are poaching I wish we had a way to citizens arrest them :(
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Re: Poachers, I hope they catch them.
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2013, 08:02:17 AM »
Disgusting! :( >:(

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2013, 12:58:09 PM »
Huntress,

Report a violation by calling Report-A-Poacher at 1-800-642-3800. I've always kept this number in my cell phone.

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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2013, 01:45:18 PM »
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Between December 2012 and January 2013, nine mule deer and four whitetailed deer were shot and left to waste along Highway 747 near Frenchman Butte, Saskatchewan. A year earlier, 15 whitetailed deer had been shot and left to waste north of Frenchman Butte and three mule deer shot and left to waste west of Frenchman Butte. Conservation Officers investigated the scenes and found that some of the bucks had their heads and antlers removed. Officers were able to collect some evidence and believe that ATV's or a vehicle with a loud muffler may have been involved with these crimes. The public's assistance is needed to solve these crimes. If you have any information such as a vehicle description, license plate number, or the names of those involved, call the toll free Turn in Poachers Line or #5555 from a SaskTel cell phone.

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 10:17:20 AM »
Huntress,

Report a violation by calling Report-A-Poacher at 1-800-642-3800. I've always kept this number in my cell phone.

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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 02:23:37 PM »
It is a good chance that "subsistence hunters" from Onion Lake or Ministikwin may have done the dirty deed. 

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 07:25:42 PM »
I don't think so U.B.,, they generally aren't horn takers.. Back strap or tenderloin gone yes,, but not just horns.. Doesn't match the usual m.o.

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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 07:36:47 PM »
 I have recently gone to court to testify for a poacher I caught on film. The process left a bitter taste in my mouth because he was able to weasel out of the charge on a small error I made. >:(
The plus side if he is caught again he will not be fined but have to explain to the judge what happened. Sometimes the legal system will give more support to the criminals. What a waste of tax dollars.  :o
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2013, 09:59:21 AM »
I have recently gone to court to testify for a poacher I caught on film. The process left a bitter taste in my mouth because he was able to weasel out of the charge on a small error I made. >:(
The plus side if he is caught again he will not be fined but have to explain to the judge what happened. Sometimes the legal system will give more support to the criminals. What a waste of tax dollars.  :o

This is exactly what I'm most afraid of. The victims are the animals and the law abiding hunters who are truly and deeply CONSERVATIONISTS no matter what the anti's say. Poaching breaks my heart :( the system is built to not offend or condemn the offenders, but turn the reporting person into the one in the spotlight! The onus should not be on the one reporting to know and make exactly the perfect case. That's just my point! Wtf is a person to know what to do when they come across them? 99% of time have no service when I'm back country hunting. The weasel poachers are going to get away with murder. Literally. Where's the incentive to report these cockroaches if they always get off with a loop hole? Does anyone know anyone who has actually been caught and lost it all????

In Nova Scotia, I saw fisheries take a guys truck, strip him down to his underwear (and his partner) take all their traps, scuba gear and boat/trailer for poaching lobsters from the harbour. They were breaking the claws on them so the lobsters couldn't pinch. Just sickening and awful. It was good to see actually. And everyone standing around shunning them. The embarassment they must have felt would be good for a lesson and hopefully they remember how it felt so they don't do it again.

I think poachers who get caught should have to cart around their illegal harvest so the suffer the wrath of the general public. Wearing a sign that says POACHER for x number of hours in a public venue. Humiliate and shame them!!!! Because they humiliate and shame our community of outdoor enthusiasts.
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2013, 10:47:19 AM »
We managed to bust a poaching ring a few years ago and it was amazing how they were able to get the job done.  As long as the poachers have some evidence of the animal in their possession, the DNA can be traced back to the wasted animal parts. 

We were in the middle of nowhere, 70 miles from any roads and found a moose carcass with only the antlers removed.  We took pictures and when we got out of the bush, we reported this to F&W and well as the location of the carcass on Google Maps.  They went to the site and took DNA samples as they thought they knew who was using a plane to fly into these locations for moose hunting (I believe they were already being investigated for hunting out of a plane anyway).  As it turned out the guy was happy to show F&W his moose antlers before knowing why they were there.  A little DNA test and the guy was busted.  He ended up losing his hunting privileges for a few years and a $10,000 fine.  Considering he was hunting out of his own plane, this fine may not be sufficient.  ANyway, that was 5 years ago and we havent seen him back in the area.  Sometimes it works out.