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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2017, 10:21:42 AM »
We're all human.  It was an honest mistake, but ya, he clearly should have paid a little more attention to the unit boundaries.  He's a super guy and wouldn't even think of pushing the envelope on anything like that.  He called it in, lost his goat and is waiting for the court stuff.  Tough lump to take, but that's life sometimes.

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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 10:28:55 AM »
We're all human.  It was an honest mistake, but ya, he clearly should have paid a little more attention to the unit boundaries.  He's a super guy and wouldn't even think of pushing the envelope on anything like that.  He called it in, lost his goat and is waiting for the court stuff.  Tough lump to take, but that's life sometimes.

Sounds like a standup guy if he called it in himself. Good to hear. That sucks and I'm sure he'll be kicking himself for that for a long time.

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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2017, 10:55:37 AM »
We're all human.  It was an honest mistake, but ya, he clearly should have paid a little more attention to the unit boundaries.  He's a super guy and wouldn't even think of pushing the envelope on anything like that.  He called it in, lost his goat and is waiting for the court stuff.  Tough lump to take, but that's life sometimes.

Sounds like a standup guy if he called it in himself. Good to hear. That sucks and I'm sure he'll be kicking himself for that for a long time.

 :yeah:  Lots of integrity being shown by him, best of luck that the courts will see that as well.
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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2017, 12:28:36 PM »
We're all human.  It was an honest mistake, but ya, he clearly should have paid a little more attention to the unit boundaries.  He's a super guy and wouldn't even think of pushing the envelope on anything like that.  He called it in, lost his goat and is waiting for the court stuff.  Tough lump to take, but that's life sometimes.

Sounds like a standup guy if he called it in himself. Good to hear. That sucks and I'm sure he'll be kicking himself for that for a long time.

Well...if there is any precedent set by the guys who poached all of those elk, deer, cougar, bear and bobcats in SW Wa, this guy will get a $5 fine, 2 hours community service and a high five as he leaves the courtroom...

 :yeah:  Lots of integrity being shown by him, best of luck that the courts will see that as well.
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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2017, 02:23:10 PM »
Dang. Good to know he did the right thing.
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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2017, 02:58:54 PM »
Unfortunate, indeed.
 
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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2017, 03:49:33 PM »
Depending on his court outcome this sucks for an honest guy when you put his actions next to the POACHING reichert pos. In that comparison makes a guy think maybe with this OIL, he should of just taken it home and rolled the dice.   :stirthepot:
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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2017, 04:08:22 PM »
Depending on his court outcome this sucks for an honest guy when you put his actions next to the POACHING reichert pos. In that comparison makes a guy think maybe with this OIL, he should of just taken it home and rolled the dice.   :stirthepot:
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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2017, 06:49:18 PM »
Tough deal. I canít imagine going through all the excitement, planning, hard work and the feeling you get when you kill your goat only to then find out you inadvertently broke the law, lost your goat, your rifle, criminal charges... oh my. I just canít imagine.
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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2017, 07:11:20 PM »
Oh man what a hard lesson to learn.  At least he has the memories of the hunt.  It will always be a great hunting story even if he did screw up.  People make mistakes and we have to live with our mistakes.  I personally think the research and scouting of having a special permit are half the fun.  The other half is getting to hunt that permit in different circumstances then you usually get to hunt(different dates, areas, animals).  Harvesting a animal is a small portion of the adventure in my opinion. Hopefully he takes away a bunch of memories even though he will not have a mount on the wall.

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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2017, 07:22:13 PM »
Considering that one of the guys from the WA/OR poaching ring only got a $500 fine. This guy should get a handshake and a thank you for self reporting  :twocents:

Bummer deal all around though.

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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2017, 07:01:51 AM »
Ya, he was pretty down on himself for quite a while.  Talked with an arresting officer one time and they said they have people they know poach 20 elk a year and can't seem to be in the right place at the right time to bust them and it really sucked to right up the guy who made an honest mistake and turned himself in.  But so is life I guess... you win some and you lose some!

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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2017, 09:13:55 AM »
I can't think of anything less intelligent than self reporting a poached mountain goat.

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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2017, 09:20:16 AM »
I can't think of anything less intelligent than self reporting a poached mountain goat.

Not self reporting.
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Re: Poached Goat
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2017, 09:29:15 AM »
I can't think of anything less intelligent than self reporting a poached mountain goat.

Not self reporting.
:yeah: sounds like an honest man made an honest mistake.  I hope the courts keep that in mind when deciding his punishment.

 

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