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#3180655 - 03/01/13 06:33 PM TN elk poaching case makes news
Doskil
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http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/mar/01/five-plead-guilty-in-morgan-county-elk-poaching/
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#3180953 - 03/02/13 06:50 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: Doskil]
Buzzard Breath
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I'm glad they got caught and hit with a decent fine, but i would have thought the state court would have set restitution higher than the auction price of the last tag. Wouldn't that be the best indicator of what a bull elk is worth in TN?
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#3181043 - 03/02/13 09:00 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: Buzzard Breath]
tickweed
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Several messed up. Got what they deserve.
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#3181802 - 03/03/13 12:56 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: tickweed]
hunter0925
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I think that was just a slap on the wrist compared to what they should have gotten. Should have lost all hunting priveleges for life, lost all firearms, and a much heftier fine. IMO.
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#3181968 - 03/03/13 09:22 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: hunter0925]
Doskil
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By law the maximum fine for taking an elk is 2500 dollars per animnal

I think the $5,000 dollars is a replacement cost, something different

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#3184733 - 03/05/13 08:28 PM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: Doskil]
quickfire
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This happened about 1-1/2 miles from me. I know or used to know one of the poachers, he's been in trouble before for stealing, sounds like he can't play by the rules. I could have sworn I've heard bull elk here before in the distance, so I probably did.
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#3184747 - 03/05/13 08:36 PM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: quickfire]
mike243
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hunter0925 ,if you took a mans lic away for life what would stop him from having any season open when he wanted it? I know if I lost mine I wouldnt stop hunting just wouldnt be paying every year lmao,I have a lifetime lic & plan on keeping it too \:\)
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#3184850 - 03/05/13 11:23 PM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: tickweed]
PinchPoint
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 Originally Posted By: tickweed
Several messed up. Got what they deserve.
Yep!
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#3187225 - 03/08/13 08:29 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: PinchPoint]
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They only took the antlers and left the carcass to rot.
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#3187912 - 03/09/13 12:12 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: mike243]
hunter0925
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
hunter0925 ,if you took a mans lic away for life what would stop him from having any season open when he wanted it? I know if I lost mine I wouldnt stop hunting just wouldnt be paying every year lmao,I have a lifetime lic & plan on keeping it too \:\)


I just don't undestand losing your license for a year or even for five. Just like most things today you are better off breaking the law and will pay less in the long run for breaking it. I would love to be able to hunt elk in my own state but instead I am paying to go to CO and will end up with more money involved than this shmuck who did it illegaly. BTW I agree that there is not much that would stop me from hunting either!
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#3188086 - 03/09/13 10:13 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: hunter0925]
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Them schmucks apparently just did it for the heck of it. They had no intentions of saving the meat, just dumped it. I imagine it they'd dressed and processed the elk themselves they wouldn't be in trouble.
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#3203191 - 03/25/13 10:21 AM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: hunter0925]
SALTMAN
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hunter0925 , what you said makes sense till you consider the moral part. Going to cost me a small fortune to go to NM in sept. If I wanted to break the law , guess I could go over to LBL and climb the fence, its only about 5-6 miles from me as the crow flies. I could borrow one of my friends pontoons , less chance of getting caught and if I did it wouldn't be my boat they confiscate ! lol
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#3207183 - 03/28/13 09:33 PM Re: TN elk poaching case makes news [Re: SALTMAN]
LanceS4803
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Just like the large ring of poachers caught at Ft Campbell a few years ago.
When you took their fine and averaged it out for the number of years they had been doing it, the fine came out less expensive than buying annual licenses.

The elk story is written to make it sound sensational, but thos fines, jail sentences-suspended, and revocation fo hunting licenses are atotals for 5 people. Break it down by person, it isn't very much.
I like the auction tag value. Set that as restitution.
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