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Offline Naches Sportsman

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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2016, 08:17:30 PM »
I got this from the WDFW website.

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    Can I pick up, offer for sale, sell, purchase, or barter naturally shed antlers?

    Yes, if they are antlers of deer, elk, moose, or caribou. See WAC 232-12-071(1)(c).

    Can I pick up and keep deer or elk skulls with antlers still attached that I find in the woods?
    No. You may not possess wildlife that you did not legally harvest, and only naturally shed antlers can be collected.

Cannot legally trespass on WDFW seasonally closed lands this time of year which equates to talking abut illegal shed hunters. I was referring to closed March-April areas around the feed lots and on other wdfw land that's closed.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2016, 08:21:25 PM »
I hear all about eyes in the woods but are they actually catching and prosecuting anyone or just picking up illegal sheds themselves
They don't catch and prosecute.

They observe and report.
Also, they set out cameras that take pictures which go directly to wdfw :tup:. Wardens have spent all day searching for people this year after getting positive hits on trail cameras.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2016, 08:36:31 PM »
Several posts have been removed. Keep you comments on point, and respectful.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2016, 08:41:38 PM »
Not only pushing the elk in there but also the few deer that are left of that herd.


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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2016, 08:47:14 PM »
Several posts have been removed. Keep you comments on point, and respectful.

Oh, good catch! Dang King county. Ya don't say. Nice
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2016, 08:49:07 PM »
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2016, 09:19:19 PM »
There is talk about starting to post some of the pictures of the slime bags for others to see.  Wonder how many claim to be ethical hunters?  Bet, a couple post on here!

Unfortunately the fine is minimal.  They run the elk just to knock antlers off.   Bet they complain about wolves.  Who is the really wasting game?   

slime ball dirt bags who should lose hunting rights and have their pictures and names plastered across the internet.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2016, 09:24:31 PM »
Unfortunately the fine is minimal.  They run the elk just to knock antlers off.   Bet they complain about wolves.  Who is the really wasting game?
Both offenses (entering closed WDFW lands and the unlawful collection of sheds) are misdemeanors. Penalty is up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail for each charge. Also need to remember these offenses count towards WDFW license suspensions.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2016, 09:37:13 PM »
There is talk about starting to post some of the pictures of the slime bags for others to see.  Wonder how many claim to be ethical hunters?  Bet, a couple post on here!

Unfortunately the fine is minimal.  They run the elk just to knock antlers off.   Bet they complain about wolves.  Who is the really wasting game?   

slime ball dirt bags who should lose hunting rights and have their pictures and names plastered across the internet.


Why not? All of HUNTWa has been called out as criminal idiots. Pictures would at least allow me to sleep easy at night knowing that I'm not illegally gathering sheds. Right now I'm not so sure.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2016, 09:39:53 PM »
Unfortunately the fine is minimal.  They run the elk just to knock antlers off.   Bet they complain about wolves.  Who is the really wasting game?
Both offenses (entering closed WDFW lands and the unlawful collection of sheds) are misdemeanors. Penalty is up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail for each charge. Also need to remember these offenses count towards WDFW license suspensions.

Yes, but often the judges, prosecutors don't think it such a big deal.   Averages about $200.  Need to push for legislation to make it really hurt.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2016, 09:40:37 PM »
Hey NS, just a question. How is all of your trompsing around and "enjoying nature 7 days a week" just outside of the closed areas picking up sheds any less stressful on wintering animals?
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2016, 09:44:31 PM »
Hey NS, just a question. How is all of your trompsing around and "enjoying nature 7 days a week" just outside of the closed areas picking up sheds any less stressful on wintering animals?


Now that is a very good question!!

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2016, 09:50:25 PM »
How much are you selling them for?

Make it illegal to sell sheds and it would solve a good portion to the problem.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2016, 10:03:57 PM »
There are a few people that do post on here that go into these closed areas.. not just oak creek. It is pretty frustrating for those of us that want to pick up a few horns legally and wait until may 1st to enter these closed areas when we find out that people have already been in them picking up boat loads of horns. Those of you that don't live around the feed lots don't understand. These elk do get fed in them but many of them will hang around until late March or April before leaving, that is unless someone goes into the feed lots illegally and spooks them out.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2016, 10:09:49 PM »
Naches, our next Governor! :tup:

Eyes in the woods volunteers? Sounds like people have to much time on their hands and should be out patrolling streets where people are getting robbed. Not a handful of guys stealing sheds. Woohoo...
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