Five Caught Poaching Mechanical deer!


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Chuck Jennings
December 3, 2004, 02:57 AM
Read the whole story here. (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041201/ap_on_fe_st/deer_theft&e=3)

KINGWOOD, W.Va. - Five young men were charged with stealing a Division of Natural Resources' mechanical deer after one left identifying information at the scene, leading police to a pickup truck where the robot deer's head was in plain sight.

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P95Carry
December 3, 2004, 03:13 AM
Hahaha .... sorry - gotta laugh. Last year some guys round here were caught shootin up a robot - from their truck. They got done, and good ... over $5k in fines not to mention other penalties. Sorry - but if folks are gonna go that route they deserve what they get!

I like the ''play it fair'' school of hunting!

Art Eatman
December 3, 2004, 07:29 AM
Lotsa dimbulbs and doofi running loose without leashes.

Years ago, when Austintatious was smaller and had less strip development at the edge of town, there was a taxidermist's studio right at the city limits. He had a plaster deer in the yard in front of the building.

Every year during deer season, and only during deer season, that deer collected bullet holes.

Back in the 1970s, the ranchers where we leased got together and hired a private game warden. He found a buck that a car had hit. He gutted it and stuffed it with hay. He braced the legs and set it in a field by the dirt road leading to our lease-ranch. He must have arrested a half-a-dozen guys who shot at it at night. One idiot pumped over ten rounds into the buck!

Dunno is it really true, but some guy, fed up with losing cows to "hunters", painted C-O-W on the side of one. He found it dead, with a bullet hole in the middle of the "O"...

Art

critter
December 3, 2004, 07:45 AM
Art, HAHA, but you got it wrong!

Some guy who painted his cows with C-O-W got his TRACTOR shot! (It was a John Deere!)

See how badly this thread has gone down hill? hehe

NavajoNPaleFace
December 3, 2004, 09:42 AM
When I was growing up the Pennsylvania Fish and Game did a sting not too far from our farm.

At the time there were city folk coming down and road riding and shooting deer and running with them.

Consequently, they put up deer hides (with heads attached) on frames and waited for idiots to come by and shoot them.

I'm suprised, though, that some city slicker attorney didn't scream entrapment. The ACLU must not of heard about it. :D

Sheriff Carl Johnson (Susquehanna County Sheriff) once personally stopped a car of men from a city in New York and asked them to explain what they had tied over the trunk of their rear sagging car. They gloated saying it was one nice big doe. Doe my arse....it was someone's mule.

There were never any claims of police brutality.....shoulda been! Anyone that dumb needs to be biotch slapped. LOL

stevelyn
December 3, 2004, 10:30 AM
About 15 years or so ago a GI was hunting on what must have been his first moose hunting trip along the Yukon River. He apparently shot a cow moose in a bull only area. Fish and Wildlife Protection met his boat as they pulled into town. The trooper informed him that he had illegally taken a cow. Our hero pulled out his validated harvest ticket and replied stating to the effect, "That ain't no cow. That's a moose." :D

HankB
December 3, 2004, 02:19 PM
Years ago, when I lived in the People's Republic of Minnesota, the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) used to set out "decoy" deer to see who would shoot at them, then arrest the guys for hunting in an off-limits area or something.

Well, one guy who was nabbed had a sharp lawyer. When it came to trial, he asked for a dismissal. See, the law prohibited shooting deer in that area, but the law said nothing about shooting at imitation deer!

The judge - reluctantly - agreed. This spurred a long series of appeals by others who'd been previously convicted of similar violations, and the legislature promptly responded by making it illegal to shoot at deer decoys set out by the DNR.

Bwana John
December 5, 2004, 09:28 AM
Officer "Bucky" strikes again.

Lennyjoe
December 5, 2004, 04:32 PM
My wifes family knows the Shehan fellah. They purchased the property I wanted in WVA.

Anyone remember seeing the video of the fellah that shot a mechanical deer from the back of a truck about 6 times with a bow and arrows? Funny stuff.

DigMe
December 5, 2004, 04:49 PM
MMmmmm...nothing like a warm bowl of robot-venison chili! :)

brad cook

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