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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 01:39:38 PM »
That sort of poaching ought to be worth several years in prison. No excuse.    :bash:

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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 01:39:58 PM »
That sort of poaching ought to be worth several years in prison. No excuse.    :bash:
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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 01:50:54 PM »
That sort of poaching ought to be worth several years in prison. No excuse.    :bash:
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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 01:56:19 PM »
Sounds like he got tired of the elk eating his farm and shot them: http://www.wallowa.com/local_news/20170413/arrest-made-in-elk-taking-case-in-wallowa

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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 02:05:30 PM »
I wonder how many hunters he allowed onto his property last Fall? I'm betting none.
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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 02:35:31 PM »
Sounds like he got tired of the elk eating his farm and shot them: http://www.wallowa.com/local_news/20170413/arrest-made-in-elk-taking-case-in-wallowa

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Mike Hansen, assistant district wildlife biologist for ODFW, said that the department can issue a kill permit or a hazing permit for elk that cause consistent damage to a farmer’s crops. Hansen said Harshfield had contacted ODFW about the permits. The kill permit requires the farmer to field dress and skin the animal and take it to a meat processing facility.

“He did not want to do that,” Hansen said. “We gave him a haze permit.”

 I'd bet money he didn't allow hunting either.
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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 03:58:42 PM »
I wonder how many hunters he allowed onto his property last Fall? I'm betting none.

They don't congregate in the valley floor in the fall. The winter was brutal and held on late, forcing hundreds of elk into the valleys around here this winter. Hay stacks got tore up everywhere. What he did was wrong. Although I understand his frustration. I'm real surprised he wasn't issued any damage permits. Those usually aren't too hard to come by. I'm sure there's more to the story between him and the agency.

Most landowners around there are real good about hunting, if they're local. Lots of California types are the biggest offenders to keeping out any hunting. And there's quite a few of them up there.

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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 05:32:36 PM »
I bet he's also the same person that complains about the government telling him what to do and that there is no more elk left either. No excuse!

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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 05:39:58 PM »
Reminds me of  what a cherry grower in the Naches Heights area about 20 years ago. Elk would get into his orchard and top his little trees. He tried to get WDFW to help and they wouldn't or didn't so he took matters into his own hands.

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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 07:05:30 PM »
No excuse. That's why farmers have insurance. Or should anyways.

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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 06:58:03 AM »
Reminds me of  what a cherry grower in the Naches Heights area about 20 years ago. Elk would get into his orchard and top his little trees. He tried to get WDFW to help and they wouldn't or didn't so he took matters into his own hands.

Sounds to me like the ODFW was responding by offering him harvest tags and then a hazing permit. In addition, had he offered up his property to some hunters, he might have had a positive result. Anyone who dumps 25 elk and leaves them to rot is a dirtbag. He had tools and he chose not to use them.
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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 08:08:02 AM »
What a lazy POS?  Turns down a kill permit because he doesn't want to field dress the elk? 

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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 09:26:42 AM »
25 elk would feed a lot of people.   :bash:

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Re: 25 rotting elk carcasses, charges filed
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 10:13:24 AM »
Reminds me of  what a cherry grower in the Naches Heights area about 20 years ago. Elk would get into his orchard and top his little trees. He tried to get WDFW to help and they wouldn't or didn't so he took matters into his own hands.

Sounds to me like the ODFW was responding by offering him harvest tags and then a hazing permit. In addition, had he offered up his property to some hunters, he might have had a positive result. Anyone who dumps 25 elk and leaves them to rot is a dirtbag. He had tools and he chose not to use them.

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