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Would you turn in a wolf poacher?

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Voting closed: October 04, 2012, 10:49:29 PM

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Offline KFhunter

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Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:48:04 PM »
Hypothetical question here.

Hit yes or no if you dare, the results will post when the poll expires in 10 days and you cannot change your vote.



Before you get carried away though read this sticky thread:
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,78064.0.html









« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 10:54:06 PM by KFhunter »

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 10:50:33 PM »
Big fat nope! Wouldn't condone it it, yet I wouldn't throw a guy under the bus for it!
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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 10:50:46 PM »
No I wouldn't. I don't consider killing a wolf poaching. Why punish someone for saving deer and elk?

Why, how many wolves did you kill?

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 10:52:48 PM »
Not if that's all they did.  Probably thank them..

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 10:53:26 PM »
No I wouldn't. I don't consider killing a wolf poaching. Why punish someone for saving deer and elk?

Why, how many wolves did you kill?

I myself have not killed any wolves, I cannot condone it as it is illegal in the state of WA.  I would however go to Idaho and help out all I could  ;)


This is a tricky topic I realize,  please read the sticky thread above - HW does not condone illegal activities. 



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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 11:00:31 PM »
When outdoors one should always be aware of your surroundings for your own safety and security
Honesty is the best policy,  but insanity is a better defense.

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 11:02:02 PM »
No I wouldn't. I don't consider killing a wolf poaching. Why punish someone for saving deer and elk?

Why, how many wolves did you kill?

Is your position that these particular wolves are a non-native species and therefore not subject to poaching laws?
I ask because bear and Mt. Lion also kill deer and elk, and I know you would report any poaching of bear or mt lion by your previous remarks on other topics.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2012, 11:08:14 PM by KFhunter »

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 11:02:02 PM »
No! They just eliminated the biggest poacher of them all

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 11:28:52 PM »
No.
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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 11:35:20 PM »
Well, it seems like I am the minority here and since I'm not shy I am willing to say what I chose. I said I would turn in a poacher. In my book poaching is poaching and I won't do it. Now don't get me wrong if I saw a wolf attacking a person, family pet or livestock I wouldn't hesitate shooting it as those all fall within the law. It's a slippery slope when you start thinking that some poaching is ok and other types are not. As soon as they open a season on wolves I am all over that tag or raffle!!!! I feel the same way about cougars unless they are REALLY hot and stalking me in the local bar  :chuckle:

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 12:02:26 AM »
I think it is the horrific politics involved in the wolf re-introduction that has individuals crossing a line they typically would draw for other game.  If you don't education yourself on the past in regards to why people purposely poisoned and killed them, then you are bound to repeat it.  You have large backers in the anti-hunting community that are pushing this agenda.  Whether they are trying to eliminate hunting through minimizing the big game population they would rather have wolves “nature” be the hunters than humans.  They place more significance on wolves than hunters, so they could give a flying leap about us.  They will win in the end as individuals succumb to bad laws and rules and don’t do crap about it.  No one wants to be that guy or break a rule.  What happens, happens I guess if you aren't will to do anything about it.  But maybe you will get 10 bonus points because you turned in someone attempting to save deer, elk, cattle, etc.  Be proud of that. Not.
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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 12:43:45 AM »
  No one wants to be that guy or break a rule.  What happens, happens I guess if you aren't will to do anything about it.  But maybe you will get 10 bonus points because you turned in someone attempting to save deer, elk, cattle, etc.  Be proud of that. Not.

I could care less about "extra points". All I'm saying is that I don't believe in poaching of any sort. If you're going to be doing it then just be sure not to tell me. My grandfather was a conservation officer and was instrumental in my outdoor hunting and fishing experiences and he instilled in me the ethics I am proud to have. I agree that we need to put more pressure on the elected officials and WDFW to better manage funds and ecosystems but that doesn't give me the right to pull out the "3 S's" (shoot, shovel, shut up).
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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 12:53:38 AM »
Wa. is'nt Mt, Id or Wyo. wolf reintroduction will not succeed here. Habitat is too fragmented and the population is too high and growing.

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 01:33:14 AM »
Like the back window of my truck says "Smoke a pack a day" :mgun:

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 02:24:57 AM »
Regardless of my personal opinion and beliefs about wolfs,  the law is the law.  if you turn a blind eye to illegal activities you are just as guilty and no better than that person.  personally I would like to see the species extinct but as I said the law is the law. period.
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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 04:52:02 AM »
Nope, I wouldn't. 

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2012, 05:12:21 AM »
No I would not.
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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2012, 05:45:39 AM »
Shooting a wolf is not poaching! Its Conservation.
I kill elk and eat elk, when I'm not, I'm thinking about killing elk and eating elk.

It doesn't matter what you think...

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 05:49:30 AM »
Shooting a wolf is not poaching! Its Conservation.
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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2012, 06:29:51 AM »
I have no problem turning any poacher in.   Law is the Law.  You are not doing our hunting tradition any favors by being a criminal!   

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2012, 06:37:36 AM »
For those who say the law is the law, so if the anti's get their way and hunting is illegal period- will you stop hunting? I will never turn in anyone who shoots an animal that is a threat to our hunting rights. It's NOT a privaledge in my book, it's a RIGHT. And the wolves can ruin it all, F*&k the wolves. SSS

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2012, 06:49:04 AM »
No I wouldn't!

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2012, 06:53:47 AM »
No, I wouldn't
If its an unconfirmed pack then they are just wild dogs and I don't know about any laws against shooting a feral dog

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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2012, 06:54:06 AM »
NOPE, i wouldnt turn in my worst enemy for shootn a wolf, but only a wolf, cats kill alot of deer and elk fawns but we were startn to get a handle on things until wolves became so prevalent in certain places, wolves are pure oppurtunists not unlike a cat but since they hunt in packs they are alot more succesful when it comes to killn, and their a hell of alot smarter, and with all the libs in this state it wont be long until are elk and deer populations are in dire straights in certain areas, what happens then, well i can tell ya, they shut down those units and those hunters will have to move to other units and then before long it will be permitt huntn only for everyone and then huntn will cease to exist........ so as trophyhunt asked, would you not hunt illegally if they took all are huntn away? i would......and if we dont contain these wolves quickly it wont be long  :tup:
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Re: Wolf poachers - would you turn one in?
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2012, 06:59:41 AM »
Nope

 



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