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Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« on: March 31, 2016, 05:20:40 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.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2016, 09:41:17 PM by Naches Sportsman »
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 05:27:27 PM »
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 05:49:38 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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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 06:57:09 PM »
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 07:04:19 PM »
Lmao :chuckle:
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2016, 07:08:07 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...

Eyes in the Woods is a WDFW volunteer program.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2016, 07:10:57 PM »
I hear all about eyes in the woods but are they actually catching and prosecuting anyone or just picking up illegal sheds themselves
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 07:18:12 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.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 07:21:17 PM »
Which should lead to what....
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2016, 07:24:19 PM »
Tattletales.  Jeez.  Anyone should report serious crimes like poaching and such but when fellow hunters become so petty as to report for too little hunter orange or something I will know hunting is over..
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2016, 07:45:54 PM »
Those antler poachers are big time desperados!!
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2016, 07:59:58 PM »
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...
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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 08:10:06 PM »
This thread is all over the place. The issue here is near the feeding stations where there is a law not allowing horn hunters in until May. This is a good common sense law that stops the people from pushing the elk all over for the greed of bone. I will bet anything this thread has nothing to do with "jealousy", but more or less to make law abiding people aware of what a select few of the law-breakers have been up to with their greed. I find it pathetic of them and if I caught them on closed ground would happily turn them in. :twocents:

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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2016, 08:11:43 PM »
I got this from the WDFW website.

Category Possession, Transport, Selling of Animal Parts rss button
There were 6 questions found in this category:

    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.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2016, 08:14:00 PM »
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.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2016, 08:35:54 PM by 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.

Category Possession, Transport, Selling of Animal Parts rss button
There were 6 questions found in this category:

    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.

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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.