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isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« on: December 29, 2011, 03:01:02 PM »
Saw this add and thought he was trying to get rid of it for free or something. Gave him a call and he wants 3-4 $ a pound. I thought it was illegal to sell it if you are not a licensed dealer of game meat???  :dunno:


http://yakima.craigslist.org/for/2774214280.html

If you click on the link below that says game meat below you can see the add.
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 03:02:34 PM »
I saw nothing there that said it was for sale......just sayin. That could be how he is trying to skirt around legalities. I do not know if it is legal or not......I eat all of mine.  :chuckle:
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 03:03:31 PM »
I saw nothing there that said it was for sale......just sayin.

I Gave him a call and he wants 3-4 $ a pound

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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 03:04:19 PM »
I believe this has been addressed previously and that this individual is from a native American Yakama tribe.  It is illegal for non tribal members.
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 03:04:32 PM »
uhh, its in the general for sale section, and he says he has elk meat and to call, if thats not selling stuff I dont know what is.  Guy couldnt even spell burger right.

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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 03:05:49 PM »
Very good point there Bob
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 03:11:03 PM »
Has anybody tried to buy some off this gentleman?
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2011, 03:12:01 PM »
Might this be the guy the other poaching thread is about over there? The guy with the butcher shop?
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 03:12:52 PM »
Has anybody tried to buy some off this gentleman?

I called and talked to him. He just told me he wanted 3-4 $ a pound for it. Didn't buy any though.

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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 03:13:28 PM »
If he is a tribal member then it's o.k for them to sell it. If not then it is not legal to sell wildlife meat.
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2011, 03:14:03 PM »
If he is a tribal member then it's o.k for them to sell it. If not then it is not legal to sell wildlife meat.

Is it OK to buy it if you're not tribal?
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2011, 03:18:52 PM »
If he is a tribal member then it's o.k for them to sell it. If not then it is not legal to sell wildlife meat.

Is it OK to buy it if you're not tribal?

to legally possess game meat you have to have documentation from the hunter including tag info is my understanding but that is just what my hunter ed instructor told us never saw that in regs.  maybe its an RCW or WAC but I couldn't say. 
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 03:24:30 PM »
Its illegal unless you are native american. 

Farm elk can be sold but doubt thats the case here.
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 03:25:12 PM »
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2011, 03:36:55 PM »
An example of Tribal law on selling Game

Copied and Pasted from CTUIR: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Trafficking in Wildlife
No Tribal Member or other person subject to Tribal jurisdiction shall:
Sell or have in his possession with the intent to sell; Expose or offer for sale; Use as the basis for an exchange of money; or
Ship for commercial purposes any wildlife, including parts, raw or processed.
However, this provision does not apply to: Lawful off-reservation commercial fishing activities,
The possession or sale of hides of big game or furbearers lawfully taken; or The sale or bartering of subsistence
wildlife by a Tribal Member to a member of a federally recognized tribe.
A Tribal Member may exchange wildlife lawfully taken for household goods or domestic supplies.
Violation of this section is a crime.
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2011, 03:37:33 PM »
here is the RCW

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=232-12-071

Thats the WAC. The RCW is 77.15.260 Unlawful Trafficking in Wildlife.

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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2011, 03:42:42 PM »
I think a strict interpretation of FDA regs also makes selling wild meat illegal

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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2011, 03:44:58 PM »
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2011, 03:48:22 PM »
I thought we already established that it was against Yakama law to sell meat? This is what we are hoping the fellow in Wenatchee will get busted for, correct?

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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2011, 03:48:29 PM »
has anyone called the warden and told them of this??  It could be worth letting them know?  Not to mention it might just be the warden trying to see who is willing to buy poached game??

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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2011, 04:03:50 PM »
I do not  care if he is native or not. You hunt to supply meat for yourself and family. If you have to much meat don't hunt..
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2011, 04:32:07 PM »
I do not  care if he is native or not. You hunt to supply meat for yourself and family. If you have to much meat don't hunt..

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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2011, 04:37:09 PM »
yeah killbilly. i posted that section before. NOT LEGAL. just checked it out and the post is removed. musta got caught
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Re: isnt it illegal to sell game meat??
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2011, 04:40:32 PM »
just checked it out and the post is removed. musta got caught
..or is a member here and read he was about to get busted...:bash:
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