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Offline Dan-o

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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2016, 08:31:49 AM »
Since when has picking up naturally shed antlers become illegal?? Crap ola, I done get how wdfw can make something like that illegal??? And I cant imagine the sort that would RAT someone out for picking up a damn shed.. I am betting its people who are pissed off cause they didn't get their lazy asses there first... RAT...

It's been illegal for awhile on seasonally closed wdfw lands. Apparently people don't care or don't read the "this areas is closed March-April" sign.

It's amazing what people will do for a shed antler. People have even been caught jumping the fence at the feed lot this year in broad daylight when the wdfw were still feeding the elk.


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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2016, 09:09:06 AM »
These threads make me happy that I am not a hardcore shed guy.  Same with the waterfowl ranting threads.

I've been shed hunting pretty hard core, and haven't found one this year LOL. I don't know who would want to sell the sheds after working their asses off to find one.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2016, 09:52:21 AM »
Maybe Wdfw should do some stings with sheds that have radio transmitters in them.
I saw it on wardens on tv.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2016, 10:01:12 AM »
Maybe Wdfw should do some stings with sheds that have radio transmitters in them.
I saw it on wardens on tv.

Or maybe a sting operation involving bees hidden inside the antler(s) so they really get stung

Perhaps obtaining some alarm pheromone from a queen bee and wiping that onto the antler(s) so anybody who takes that antler will have a swarm of angry bees in their truck. 

C'mon guys, lets get some solutions going.  BULLBLASTER and I can't do everything for you.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2016, 10:08:29 AM »
Maybe Wdfw should do some stings with sheds that have radio transmitters in them.
I saw it on wardens on tv.


I love this idea! Big gnarly one's too! Imagine the look of some jack wagons that play the part of the good guy then get nailed in a full blown lie! Priceless! I feel that under the right circumstances penalties should be harsh enough to GUARANTEE results, like say a mandatory minimum $500 dollar fine for trespassing while shed hunting or shed hunting in a closed area with forfeiture of any sheds collected and 20 hours of community service related to conservation. It's the slap on the wrist BS that keeps these guys coming back. If you go out and get caught again then take away hunting rights for a year. That should stop these busters and then you would see results. Same guys doing this sort of thing are the same guy's tossing out beer can's and driving drunk and saying " hey it was just one antler" well "hey it was just one beer". As long as they make it home afterwards they seem to think it's ok. It's sad and it just makes the next guy wanna say F-it and go out and do the same cuz everyone else is. Harsher punishment would solve a lot of these issues we all discuss on these forums yet we can't seem to up the ante to get it stopped. Wish we could.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2016, 10:12:37 AM »
#shedhuntersmatter

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2016, 10:48:29 AM »
Maybe Wdfw should do some stings with sheds that have radio transmitters in them.
I saw it on wardens on tv.

Ya that's a great use of all the money I pour into their pockets.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2016, 10:51:51 AM »
Maybe Wdfw should do some stings with sheds that have radio transmitters in them.
I saw it on wardens on tv.

Or maybe a sting operation involving bees hidden inside the antler(s) so they really get stung

Perhaps obtaining some alarm pheromone from a queen bee and wiping that onto the antler(s) so anybody who takes that antler will have a swarm of angry bees in their truck. 

C'mon guys, lets get some solutions going.  BULLBLASTER and I can't do everything for you.
He'll while we're at it we can set net traps under decoy sheds to catch the shed hunters. Then load them up in the net on a flat bed and parade around some location and show off the "catch"

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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2016, 10:56:36 AM »
Since when has picking up naturally shed antlers become illegal?? Crap ola, I done get how wdfw can make something like that illegal??? And I cant imagine the sort that would RAT someone out for picking up a damn shed.. I am betting its people who are pissed off cause they didn't get their lazy asses there first... RAT...
It's already illegal in many areas including National Parks such as Mt. Rainier.  It wouldn't be hard to make it illegal on state lands either.  It would suck if they did though!

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2016, 11:03:27 AM »
Maybe Wdfw should do some stings with sheds that have radio transmitters in them.
I saw it on wardens on tv.

Or maybe a sting operation involving bees hidden inside the antler(s) so they really get stung

Perhaps obtaining some alarm pheromone from a queen bee and wiping that onto the antler(s) so anybody who takes that antler will have a swarm of angry bees in their truck. 

C'mon guys, lets get some solutions going.  BULLBLASTER and I can't do everything for you.
He'll while we're at it we can set net traps under decoy sheds to catch the shed hunters. Then load them up in the net on a flat bed and parade around some location and show off the "catch"

I like it.   :chuckle:

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2016, 11:40:56 AM »
Isn't shed hunting a feed station kinda like fishing a u-fish? Wonder if people are really upset with the animals being pushed around or if they're mad about someone else hitting the pond first.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2016, 12:23:03 PM »
Of course we're upset someone got there first. That's what hunting and fishing is all about isn't it? :dunno: You gotta beat the other guy to the good spot and you're clearly a better sportsman if your antlers are bigger and your fish is fatter! I can understand if this confuses some folks but the measure of a good outdoorsman is clearly in inches and pounds! :chuckle: With some people it's a sickness worse than smoking. They just can't tell themselves to quit.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2016, 12:31:15 PM »
To the illegal shed hunters,

Post your illegal sheds here!! Some of you are keeping the wdfw and it's eyes in the woods volunteers pretty busy this spring trying to catch you!! Why can't you people play by the rules? Pretty soon, shed hunting will be banned because of people like you who have to go into the seasonally closed areas and illegally shed hunt.

Just had to rant about the idiots that can't play fair. Only 1 more month to go for the responsible shed hunters that hit the feeding stations on may 1.

Permits are only a couple of years away. Mark my words.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2016, 12:35:18 PM »
To the illegal shed hunters,

Post your illegal sheds here!! Some of you are keeping the wdfw and it's eyes in the woods volunteers pretty busy this spring trying to catch you!! Why can't you people play by the rules? Pretty soon, shed hunting will be banned because of people like you who have to go into the seasonally closed areas and illegally shed hunt.

Just had to rant about the idiots that can't play fair. Only 1 more month to go for the responsible shed hunters that hit the feeding stations on may 1.

Permits are only a couple of years away. Mark my words.

Great for WDFW. Create a permit system for people to apply for different units to shed hunt. Get all that money and money for people busted finding them out hiking.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2016, 12:43:09 PM »
Should I get my child in on this new antler point point system.  I'm very concerned about future point creep.  Heaven forbid, I'm going to loose sleep over this one.

 

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