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Re: Minnesota Trapping Poachers
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 12:05:42 PM »
Appears to be repeat offenders.
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Re: Minnesota Trapping Poachers
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 12:12:17 PM »
Two year investigation, and the largest poaching case of its kind and the penalty is what???  :yike: :yike: :yike:












Up to 1 year in prison and up to 3k in fines  :bash:

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Re: Minnesota Trapping Poachers
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 12:13:50 PM »
Wow, I am shocked that the one guy had never been in trouble before and the other only a couple of times.  With that many traps and how old they were I would have to think they have been doing this for a very long time.  I guess they could have just ramped up their activities when they retired.

Man that is a lot of traps.
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Re: Minnesota Trapping Poachers
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 12:43:19 PM »
2 year investigation.... sounds like fish and game job security to take that long... just sayin
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Re: Minnesota Trapping Poachers
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 02:00:11 PM »
Mostly snares and with two guys I can see it being doable but you would have to be a go getter with a 24 hour check.
The thing that seems off is what they confiscated from these guys amounted to not much. I think they need some lessons on location.
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Re: Minnesota Trapping Poachers
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 07:57:18 PM »
They could have had an off day and were selling in the round and that was all they had in possession.
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Re: Minnesota Trapping Poachers
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 08:21:34 PM »
2 year investigation.... sounds like fish and game job security to take that long... just sayin
I would bet good money it wasn't a 24/7/365 investigation for 2 years.

In WA prosecutors have two years to file charges on gross misdemeanor charges. An LEO could contact someone poaching a deer today and not send the report in till March 2019, is that a 2 year investigation?

 

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