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% increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« on: August 21, 2015, 12:34:20 PM »
With the amount of lands that are closed off I am wondering about the number of trespassing occurrences that will happen?

I will have cameras out catching what I can.  I talked to the local sheriff and they said you have to be able to get a picture with location that can stand up in court.  But either way I am betting there will be lots of tickets handed out with gear and rigs taken away.

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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 05:56:45 PM »
Gear and rigs taken away for trespassing?

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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 06:09:47 PM »
Im thinking if they come on my property I wont need the sheriff or the judge.. 

I kill elk and eat elk, when I'm not, I'm thinking about killing elk and eating elk.

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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 07:21:23 PM »
Trespassing while hunting is only a $500 fine....nothing else...In order to lose your hunting license you would have had to kill something... I've been through a trespassing case where the trespasser did not kill anything. He was fined $500 . I caught him sitting in one of my ground blinds on a clearly marked "NO Trespassing" , and fenced property... He works for Wash. State Fish & Wildlife!!!
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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2015, 07:24:04 AM »
It will increase some, but not a bunch.  Resources for arrests are already spread thin.  Private security would have to be bumped up a bunch and most land owners haven't really allocated the $$$ for it.  I'm curios how the fires and permit access areas will condense hunters this year, might be a zoo in some places and a desert in others.

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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2015, 09:23:34 AM »
Trespassing while hunting is only a $500 fine
Incorrect.

Trespass in the 2nd Degree and Trespass While Hunting are both misdemeanors which can carry up to a $1,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

What the local judge/prosecutor sets as their "normal sentence" depends on them though....

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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2015, 09:26:14 AM »
The number of trespass occurrences may rise, but I can bet you the number of prosecutions will not. Trespass cases go to the bottom of the pile when it comes to the level of importance at the prosecutors office.

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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 09:56:46 AM »
If your talking about shooting and killing trespassers,  not needing a cop or judge, then you ain't got no business owning guns. 
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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2015, 10:56:21 AM »
Trespassing while hunting is only a $500 fine....nothing else...In order to lose your hunting license you would have had to kill something... I've been through a trespassing case where the trespasser did not kill anything. He was fined $500 . I caught him sitting in one of my ground blinds on a clearly marked "NO Trespassing" , and fenced property... He works for Wash. State Fish & Wildlife!!!

He still works for them  :yike: Seems a violation and especially a conviction of the laws of ones own agency should preclude said individual from working for agency  :twocents: Not to surprising though, doesn't seems to be much accountability and integrity in wdfw... I say that knowing a few bad apples shouldn't condemn any one group but in this case it seems the bad apples are prevalent from top to bottom....
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Re: % increase of tresspassing offenses this season
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2015, 11:19:17 AM »
If there are good apples in that organization it seems I haven't run across one. My last encounter there were two agents whom both looked me in the eye and lied. When I politely asked them if they were sure that's how they wanted to spin things they both back tracked and had the same lame ass excuse
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