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Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« on: December 22, 2017, 11:44:35 AM »
Wish this was the case in Washington.

Every weekend during season in jail for five years.

http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/judge-orders-texas-man-caught-poaching-to-spend-weekends-during-deer-season-in-jail

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 12:26:11 PM »
that's a heckuva a deterrent.  :tup:

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 12:33:24 PM »
I love that.

I hadn't ever thought of making somebody report to jail just for weekends, but I think it's a great idea. If you make somebody do 5 years of weekends instead of 1 year of full time prison then they keep working and don't get out of the habit. That way when their punishment is done they go back to a normal citizen with a job.

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 12:39:49 PM »
He gets a felony to go with all that.  And has to pay $18,000.00.  So, no more firearms.  His job and future jobs, loans, schooling, etc are all at risk too.  And he doesn't get to keep the rack.

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 02:10:02 PM »
Finally a judge with balls

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 02:14:56 PM »
I am all for punishment that fits the crime and looks outside the box. Perfect example here.
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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 10:44:23 PM »
Awesome! We need that judge here

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 11:09:51 PM »
Only reason this guy got hit with the book is Texas looks at that buck a private property.

I would like to see tougher sentences handed down but I don’t want wildlife to be deemed a private landowners asset. 
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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 09:48:43 AM »
Only reason this guy got hit with the book is Texas looks at that buck a private property.

I would like to see tougher sentences handed down but I don’t want wildlife to be deemed a private landowners asset.
Agree, but this state needs to do more to deter poaching.

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 12:36:54 PM »
Guy got caught shooting some landowner's pet trophy deer and gets fined $18,000 dollars? Looks like the King's Sheriff is protecting the Haves from the Have-Nots with excessive fines. Luckily he did not poach Sherwood Forest in the days of Robin Hood, they would have hung him.

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2017, 01:41:54 AM »
Jeez man, take his gun and his truck away and call it a day!

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2017, 08:33:18 AM »
Only reason this guy got hit with the book is Texas looks at that buck a private property.

I would like to see tougher sentences handed down but I don’t want wildlife to be deemed a private landowners asset. 
Free ranging native wildlife in Texas is a publicly owned resource, and comprises the majority of the state; only exotics and commercially traded native wildlife behind game proof fences are private property.  The only difference is Texas makes it a felony crime to possess fish or wildlife taken while trespassing.  This is not uncommon in several states where the vast majority of land is privately owned, and access rights to hunt or fish are routinely leased for a fee to individuals, associations and clubs.

It is a reasonable balance between public ownership of wildlife and private property rights.  In most of the southeastern US, paying for hunting rights on private property is the norm.   
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2017, 04:40:16 PM »
That is awesome.

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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2017, 04:51:41 PM »
Jeez man, take his gun and his truck away and call it a day!


Why?  So he can grab another rifle, jump in a buddy’s truck and go to an archery only county and whack another trophy?

I’m all in for this one   :hello:
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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2017, 10:44:21 PM »
Jeez man, take his gun and his truck away and call it a day!


Why?  So he can grab another rifle, jump in a buddy’s truck and go to an archery only county and whack another trophy?

I’m all in for this one   :hello:

Well of course fine him as well and take his privileges away or even lock him up for a set time, but this weekend jail thing seems a bit ridiculous. Guess I would have to know more about this dude; has he shown any remorse or is he some Jekyll & Hyde freak that goes psycho every weekend during huntin season and needs to be shackled?  :dunno:
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Re: Punishing Deer Poacher in Texas
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2017, 10:52:00 PM »
Strike II tho and all bets off. COMMENCE FIRING! :yeah:

 

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