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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2016, 10:12:37 AM »
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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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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2016, 12:47:48 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.

Ya and then for all the EYES IN THE WOODS BOYS they will get extra points for turning in guys out shed hunting without a permit.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #61 on: April 01, 2016, 01:08:09 PM »


This photo is from the MDF State Chair. The point is the areas are closed.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #62 on: April 01, 2016, 01:16:21 PM »
pretty cut and dry if you ask me

I'm waiting for 5/1 to do those areas but have been to others that have no restriction
dont see an issue with that myself
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #63 on: April 01, 2016, 02:53:50 PM »
Exactly MADMAX.

What's your beef with Eyes in the Woods, Duck89? DFW putting on volunteer classes so those in the woods can notice wrong doings and and better educated on how to report them. :dunno: One of the brightest ideas they've had in quite a while if you ask me. They admit they lack in enforcement and are happily asking for fellow hunters and outdoors people to help them out. Also, if you think you can receive bonus points for turning illegal fence jumpers in, then I've probably wasted my time typing this.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #64 on: April 01, 2016, 02:57:38 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 #65 on: April 01, 2016, 04:22:39 PM »
I always figured that you had to get out early to get them before the poachers got them?  With that being said, a majority of people including us hunters require or need more education on the purpose of these closed lands and should probably apply it to other lands that aren't closed also.  It is mostly in part for protection of the elk following the rut/hunting season followed by winter.  If you are hiking on open land at this same time, a little common sense would go a long way.  If the winter has been rough and the elk are needing the recooperation time undisturbed then give them the respect they deserve and leave them alone.  I'm not saying that you can't go out on public land or your own private land this time of year, just don't push the animals intentionally.  If you see them, turn around or go around them.  If it was a winter in your area like the one before last in the cascades with minimal snow, then feel free to bump them a little more in your adventures.  If it is like this year where the snowfall is greater than average, then try to stay away from them.  It is out of respect for the animals that you are wanting to pursue.  I am sure it is more fun to get to put your hands on the antlers while still attached to the animal the following fall/winter after harvest than it is to find them on a winter kill and think of how much you wish you had a chance to tag that animal during the season.  I love shed antlers as much as the next guy but it is not in my mind worth causing the animal stress to the point that it does not survive until the next hunting season.  By the way, the opening comment was sarcasm.  Yes, I support eyes in the woods.  They are like a lock and help keep us honest people honest.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #66 on: April 01, 2016, 04:38:47 PM »
Exactly MADMAX.

What's your beef with Eyes in the Woods, Duck89? DFW putting on volunteer classes so those in the woods can notice wrong doings and and better educated on how to report them. :dunno: One of the brightest ideas they've had in quite a while if you ask me. They admit they lack in enforcement and are happily asking for fellow hunters and outdoors people to help them out. Also, if you think you can receive bonus points for turning illegal fence jumpers in, then I've probably wasted my time typing this.

There's to many do gooders out trying to tell everyone else what they are doing wrong. Our opinions differ in lack of enforcement. I see game wardens up in the area I like to mountain bike ride/shed hunt about every other time I'm up there. Stop you for no reason whatsoever and puff their chests out. Only to be disappointed that I have a CWP, seatbelt on, headlights on, and rifle unloaded. So of course they feel they have to remind me 10x not to let my extremely well behaved lab run elk because they can't find anything else. Ok ok ok I say have a nice day thanks for ruining my relaxing afternoon. In Idaho where I've hunted all around the Church, 10a and 10, I've never even seen a game warden or been stopped. Last time I was stopped in WA, I was literally driving along some remote logging road listening to music and the game warden was parked in the middle of the road sitting there doing nothing.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2016, 05:20:04 PM »
I suspect that half of the people who don't agree with closed areas this time of year don't understand why they're closed and/or don't have enough respect for the animals to care.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #68 on: April 01, 2016, 05:33:29 PM »
I suspect that half of the people who don't agree with closed areas this time of year don't understand why they're closed and/or don't have enough respect for the animals to care.
quite honestly I think they know why the areas are closed but don't have enough respect for the animals. They also see it as an opportunity to go pick up a lot of horns with no other competition. Like I say it happens in every feed station, not just oak creek.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2016, 05:47:55 PM »
I suspect that half of the people who don't agree with closed areas this time of year don't understand why they're closed and/or don't have enough respect for the animals to care.
quite honestly I think they know why the areas are closed but don't have enough respect for the animals. They also see it as an opportunity to go pick up a lot of horns with no other competition. Like I say it happens in every feed station, not just oak creek.

You're probably right.
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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2016, 07:38:21 PM »
Just so everyone knows I have dibs on this one and I have been training day after day to be the first one to it!! :tup: :chuckle:  :chuckle:

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2016, 08:00:11 PM »
I'm not saying its OK, because its not but unless these people are running the animals down with 4wheelers or trucks, maybe dogs let's not call it something its not. They are trespassing and should be dealt with. I jumped a herd of elk last weekend while looking for sheds. Crazy thing is that none of them ran up hill 10 miles into snow and none of them dropped dead. They went about 400 yards and I watched as some actually laid back down.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2016, 09:43:45 PM »
Oh so now all of a sudden all the elk die when they see people walking nearby? You people are a joke and the reason our country is turning into a giant prison camp. It's a shame the way people lick the boots of their master that robs them daily and then turns the funds into new restrictions.   I do wonder how elk ever made it this far in time, considering the closed areas have only been around for a decade or two.  It's about controlling humans, not elk.   You guys sound like a bunch of slaves. Seriously.
 Wildlife harassment laws could deal with anyone pressuring elk and still leave PUBLIC LANDS open for coyote hunters, hikers and nature lovers who are the PUBLIC.

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2016, 09:49:02 PM »
Oh so now all of a sudden all the elk die when they see people walking nearby? You people are a joke and the reason our country is turning into a giant prison camp. It's a shame the way people lick the boots of their master that robs them daily and then turns the funds into new restrictions.   I do wonder how elk ever made it this far in time, considering the closed areas have only been around for a decade or two.  It's about controlling humans, not elk.   You guys sound like a bunch of slaves. Seriously.
 Wildlife harassment laws could deal with anyone pressuring elk and still leave PUBLIC LANDS open for coyote hunters, hikers and nature lovers who are the PUBLIC.

Ya I've been trying to explain this to everyone. THE SAME PEOPLE who call for smaller government in threads are calling for more enforcement and regulations in other threads. Make up your minds which side your on

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Re: Illegal shed hunters on wdfw land
« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2016, 10:02:47 PM »
Oh so now all of a sudden all the elk die when they see people walking nearby? You people are a joke and the reason our country is turning into a giant prison camp. It's a shame the way people lick the boots of their master that robs them daily and then turns the funds into new restrictions.   I do wonder how elk ever made it this far in time, considering the closed areas have only been around for a decade or two.  It's about controlling humans, not elk.   You guys sound like a bunch of slaves. Seriously.
 Wildlife harassment laws could deal with anyone pressuring elk and still leave PUBLIC LANDS open for coyote hunters, hikers and nature lovers who are the PUBLIC.

Ya I've been trying to explain this to everyone. THE SAME PEOPLE who call for smaller government in threads are calling for more enforcement and regulations in other threads. Make up your minds which side your on




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