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Offline jackelope

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WDFW needs your help
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:04:37 PM »
WDFW Police need help solving a wildlife wastage case. On December 26,  Officers discovered three white garbage bags containing 28 ducks shot and dumped whole at the Devonshire road turnout, on SR 12 (roughly nine miles east of Aberdeen ). Of the 28 ducks, 8 were hen Mallards, 18 Drake Mallards and were two smaller birds.  Time of death appears to have occurred over the holiday weekend.

We ask that you call the WDFW Police Dispatch at 360-902-2936, or case officer Becker at 360-742-8516 to report any information that may help. Those who provide information will be kept in confidence and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Offline Eric M

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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 07:31:06 PM »
I wonder if the bags came out of the back of a truck? If you were just going to shoot them why bag them up?

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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 07:35:15 PM »
I wonder if the bags came out of the back of a truck? If you were just going to shoot them why bag them up?
Yeah, if they planned on wasting them why wouldn't they just leave them where they shot them.

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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 08:13:06 PM »
I wonder if the bags came out of the back of a truck? If you were just going to shoot them why bag them up?
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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 08:15:54 PM »
Yeah, 4 hunters, followed bag limits.... Doesnt sound like an intentional act.  :dunno:

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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 08:20:27 PM »
By the same token, it would be hard to lose 28 ducks.
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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 08:37:25 PM »
I've never put my birds plastic garbage bags... And even if I did losing all three bags out the back of a truck would be damn near impossible.
Sounds to me like somebody got too drunk/lazy to deal with 28 birds the next day.
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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 08:43:37 PM »
Is the Audubon society going to offer a 10K award :chuckle:
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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 09:00:32 PM »
I wonder if the bags came out of the back of a truck? If you were just going to shoot them why bag them up?
Yeah, if they planned on wasting them why wouldn't they just leave them where they shot them.
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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 09:06:58 PM »
Yeah, you guys are probably right.  The WDFW should just assume someone lost them out of the back of their truck and drop the whole thing, like they did when I lost an elk out of the back of my pickup.  Same thing, elk, ducks, whatever...they can't do anything right anyhow.

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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 09:12:18 PM »
Yeah, you guys are probably right.  The WDFW should just assume someone lost them out of the back of their truck and drop the whole thing, like they did when I lost an elk out of the back of my pickup.  Same thing, elk, ducks, whatever...they can't do anything right anyhow.
I guess I don't like that it's just assumed some wrong was done. Maybe i should start thinking the worst about people like everyone else.

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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 09:52:54 PM »
Yeah, you guys are probably right.  The WDFW should just assume someone lost them out of the back of their truck and drop the whole thing, like they did when I lost an elk out of the back of my pickup.  Same thing, elk, ducks, whatever...they can't do anything right anyhow.
I guess I don't like that it's just assumed some wrong was done. Maybe i should start thinking the worst about people like everyone else.

 :yeah: Is it innocent until proven guilty or guilty until proven innocent? I guess I forget sometimes and the government said something is wrong, so they must be right. Keep drinking WDFW's koolaid boys and we won't be hunting or fishing before you know it.
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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 10:11:47 PM »
Yeah, you guys are probably right.  The WDFW should just assume someone lost them out of the back of their truck and drop the whole thing, like they did when I lost an elk out of the back of my pickup.  Same thing, elk, ducks, whatever...they can't do anything right anyhow.
I guess I don't like that it's just assumed some wrong was done. Maybe i should start thinking the worst about people like everyone else.

 :yeah: Is it innocent until proven guilty or guilty until proven innocent? I guess I forget sometimes and the government said something is wrong, so they must be right. Keep drinking WDFW's koolaid boys and we won't be hunting or fishing before you know it.

It is wastage.  That doesn't mean a law was broken.  They are investigating it, which is their job.  If they find that the game was "recklessly" wasted, they can charge the offending party.  They are doing their job. 

Now, if they just dropped it, I am sure there would be plenty of outcry that they aren't doing their job and investigating this clear wastage case. 

I don't see the notice saying "There is a criminal out there, and we need your help to get him".  They are trying to solve a wastage case.  It is game wastage.   It may not be in violation, but it is game wastage.  If you can't help them, just forget about it instead of speculating that Big Brother is out to get you. 

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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 10:17:02 PM »
maybe it was 'nutrient enhancement'?  Making up for the missing fish?

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Re: WDFW needs your help
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 10:20:44 PM »
Well said Dave.  WDFW Enforcement gets hammered on the daily on this board for not doing enough to curb poaching.  Investigating this apparent wastage is well within their scope of ops and legit.  There could be a good reason for it and it's their job to find out.
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