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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 04:13:38 PM »
Interesting indeed!
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 04:27:50 PM »
Damn... he has the Governors tag... and STILL is not man enough to kill a trophy without cheating....  So is the WDFW gonna punish him too, since he hired a helicopter to spot game???  Like not letting him buy hunting licenses or bid on governors tags again????

We all know that a regular joe would get slapped down hard and fast.....


Or will the WDFW continue to be money *censored*s and excuse his misconduct????
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 04:30:55 PM »
I had wondered how Wick was "getting away" with guiding in WA without a permit.  Nice to see that not happen.  Nothing against Wick's ability as a great guide in the Blues; everybody just needs to stay in their sandbox.  Though, if he only gets a $5,000 fine, the fine might not be a deterrent, given what a Governor tag holder might be willing to pay someone with Wick's knowledge. 

As for Reichert, the penalty doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent for him, either.  Losing a hunting license for a few years along with reciprocity in other states seems more fitting.

I have nothing against the Governor's tag concept or that wealthy people spend a lot of money (that may go to State expenses that I like) to hunt big bulls.  But, I'd expect more deterrent for any violator. When the amount at stake for the violator is higher, the punishment needs to be commensurately higher as well.

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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 04:34:18 PM »
The "2008 Hunter" they are referring to is Dan Agnew out of Vancouver.  That was the Wa State Record non typical Bull Elk at 436 - 4/8".

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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 04:36:54 PM »
And again.. as long as the WDFW is a money *censored*... nothing significant will ever be done to the rich that break the rules... that may stop them from getting a few thousand dollars more for a tag in the next year or two... 

But guys like RT get screwed in the a$$ by the WDFW with a dry corn cob shoved where the sun does not shine.
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 06:04:55 PM »
Is anybody really surprised that a rich guy didn't play fair? Amazing that even with all the benefits that tags has, he still had to cheat.
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 07:08:08 PM »
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Described as "a strong supporter of elk hunting and improving elk habitat," he has killed several monster bulls by outbidding other rich trophy hunters to get coveted tags, including $40,000 for the 2007-08 New Mexico Governor's Tag, $19,000 for the 2001 Oregon Governor's Tag, $16,000 for the 2003 edition, and an undetermined amount for the 1999 California tule bull elk tag.
Lets not forget all the money spent on Raffle tickets, he spent a lot and got at least one of the tags last year.
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2012, 07:13:57 PM »
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Described as "a strong supporter of elk hunting and improving elk habitat," he has killed several monster bulls by outbidding other rich trophy hunters to get coveted tags, including $40,000 for the 2007-08 New Mexico Governor's Tag, $19,000 for the 2001 Oregon Governor's Tag, $16,000 for the 2003 edition, and an undetermined amount for the 1999 California tule bull elk tag.
Lets not forget all the money spent on Raffle tickets, he spent a lot and got at least one of the tags last year.

Now that he is going to sit out for a couple years, maybe it will improve our odds in the raffles.

I think his records should have an asterisk next to them if they are still recognized, similar to baseball players on Roids.
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2012, 07:17:39 PM »
It has been said that Wick Guided Agnew as well wonder if anything will come from that? :dunno:
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2012, 07:18:39 PM »
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Described as "a strong supporter of elk hunting and improving elk habitat," he has killed several monster bulls by outbidding other rich trophy hunters to get coveted tags, including $40,000 for the 2007-08 New Mexico Governor's Tag, $19,000 for the 2001 Oregon Governor's Tag, $16,000 for the 2003 edition, and an undetermined amount for the 1999 California tule bull elk tag.
Lets not forget all the money spent on Raffle tickets, he spent a lot and got at least one of the tags last year.

Now that he is going to sit out for a couple years, maybe it will improve our odds in the raffles.

I think his records should have an asterisk next to them if they are still recognized, similar to baseball players on Roids.
Seems like most hunting offenses result in loss of the trophy, not sure why this is any different. :dunno:
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2012, 07:24:05 PM »
I heard a rumor Agnew had some aerial assistance, I assumed it was hearsay, wouldn't surprise me now.  No problem with the governors tag, but I wouldn't hire a guide to find me bulls, i know exactly where I would go ; )

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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 08:22:15 PM »
I wonder what kind of probation he got.   I think there is a statue of limitations on most misdeamenors?  Probably why poaching was not used in this story.  Just my guess
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2012, 08:25:11 PM »
I wonder what kind of probation he got.   I think there is a statute of limitations on most misdeamenors?  Probably why poaching was not used in this story.  Just my guess
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2012, 08:31:52 PM »
So you cant take a helicopter trip into the hills and look at game?  Is it legal before the seasons open?
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2012, 08:32:50 PM »
 I think there is a 24hr waiting period. :dunno:
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2012, 08:34:52 PM »
You pay big bucks, you want big results. It all boils down to money.

I'm not against the tags or the money it brings in. People just have to remember once big money is involved it changes people.

And some wonder why locals hate these tag holders  :)

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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2012, 08:42:41 PM »
3. Using aircraft: It is illegal to:
Use an aircraft to spot, locate, or report the
location of wildlife for the purpose of hunting.
Hunt big game on the same day you were
airborne for any purpose, except for a
regularly scheduled commercial flight.

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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2012, 08:43:07 PM »
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Described as "a strong supporter of elk hunting and improving elk habitat," he has killed several monster bulls by outbidding other rich trophy hunters to get coveted tags, including $40,000 for the 2007-08 New Mexico Governor's Tag, $19,000 for the 2001 Oregon Governor's Tag, $16,000 for the 2003 edition, and an undetermined amount for the 1999 California tule bull elk tag.
Lets not forget all the money spent on Raffle tickets, he spent a lot and got at least one of the tags last year.

Now that he is going to sit out for a couple years, maybe it will improve our odds in the raffles.

I think his records should have an asterisk next to them if they are still recognized, similar to baseball players on Roids.
Seems like most hunting offenses result in loss of the trophy, not sure why this is any different. :dunno:

Well, when you take into account the amount of money that the WDFW would probably lose
.....  there ya go.. money does buy you a free pass.... he got a minor slap on the wrist...  like you would a 2 year old, not like a person that just broke the law.
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2012, 08:52:06 PM »
thats crazy ...but if you have that kinda money to kill an elk on a governors tag then you can definately afford the tickets for being illegal  :bash: :bash: :yeah: This is why I have not much use for ( trophy hunters ) they pay big bucks to kill big animals and call themselves hunters ...just so they can brag up all the big animals they killed without much effort ....no thanks , not in my eyes  :twocents:

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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2012, 08:55:28 PM »
Tag holder chatting with a business associate looking at the mount sipping brandy:
Mighty nice elk
yes it is
how did you get it?
well it was a rough hunt i tell you, i was fogged in for the morning, then i got word the weather was clearing so i set out
dressed in $1000.00 dollars of the finest imported latest not yet sold in store camo.
I climbed aboard my steed, a Bell 206L-4, and climbed to an alltitude perfect for glassing,
after several tense minutes i spotted this monster hiding in a canyon not accessible to anyone on foot
we made several passes, running this bull around the bowl until his tounge was dragging and i knew he was the one, radioed ahead to my "guide" and sent him the gps cordinates so he could be ready to retrive my trophy, and bring his posse and camera. after dismounting my noble steed (see bell 206L-4) i made the trek to the edge of the meadow and dropped him with my newest .000001 moa rifle from "You Cannot Afford it Rifle company"
took some hero shots and made it back just in time to watch jeopardy....

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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2012, 08:58:50 PM »
A $5,000 fine for a guy who paid $44,000 for the tag Plus whatever for the guide, heli, etc... That is about a half hour of work for him.. What a load of crap...
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2012, 09:02:21 PM »
I think there is a 24hr waiting period. :dunno:

This is correct but does not include regularly scheduled commercial transportation, as well as a few other exceptions. Basically, you can't scout aerially. 
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2012, 09:04:12 PM »
Soory phool  :chuckle:
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Re: Gov Tag Bull. Tod Reichert
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2012, 09:04:42 PM »
The punishment sure seems light for the crime.

 

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