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Dumbest poacher of 2019
Ah yes nothing dumber then posting a picture of you with a farm raised record buck on Facebook! Although I’m not sure who is dumber the poacher or the lazy hunter who paid 20K for a farm deer.
I don’t understand poaching or wanting to shoot any animal in a fence. The guy is a pathetic loser.
He’s probably just a poor victim of being influenced by the evil horn porn industry.
He poached or he paid? Which?
He poached a buck from outside of a high fence.
I don't get it, man. He didn't get the rush of seeing and hearing the deer approach, he didn't get the satisfaction of putting in hard work and he didn't enjoy any of the meat.
I still think the guy who shot two deer with a cameraman then cussed him out was dumber. Can’t remember his name, but this guy is a solid runner-up
Chris “Booyah” Brackett, APauls.
Haha yeah the punk rock looking dude. I vote him the dumbest too, but dang this guy’s a close second. Does this guy also post pics of himself with his mistresses on Facebook? About the same logic.
He paid $9k restitution for a $20k deer. Sounds like he got a bargain to me!
Who is dumber the poacher or the guy that pd. $20K to shoot a farm animal, a close running for the stupid light.
I dont think its poaching. If you shoot the neighbor's Angus it's not called poaching.
JTreeman you may be correct I guess he was pretty smart to bag a 20k deer for only 9k. Now that’s bargain shopping!
Glunt@work you are correct. I can't figure out why everyone keeps calling it poaching. This livestock murder.??????
Interesting that he just said he was sorry to shoot a deer out of season. Nothing about trespassing or wasting meat.
Pretty sure they would have confiscated the head. So nothing to show for $9k
The high fence thing does pose a lot of interesting issues since it is not a game animal if it is pen raised and constrained.
Hell, they had just brought that deer in for some “hunter” to shoot for $20k. Crazy what some people will do for a big rack.
Yeah I’m not sure it should be labeled poaching but shoulder be charged with whatever someone would get charged with if they shot a cow.
the last line makes no sense.............."deer make people stupid"
No, the deer had nothing to do with the IQ of that or any hunter.
theft of livestock, not poaching
Never been prouder to be from SD. We're famous for two things now! :)
I don't have a problem if someone wants shoot inside a high fence....their money to do as they wish. It's not for everyone. This section in the article makes me laugh though.
"The buck was already “spoken for” by a client who paid $20,000-plus to hunt the deer. The ranch managers brought in the whitetail on October 18, but late that month they noticed it had gone missing."
If I'm going to high-fence it....I'd at least try to make it a little random on what you shoot. Hopefully the buyer who paid $20K got his money back. It would be real funny if the buyer sent out pics of the buck to his buds and was claiming it was a public land buck he had been trying to hunt.
there are actually "rustling" laws still on the books in most States-I dont think they hang them anymore though.
in Florida taking a hog off private property without permission is rustling-it goes back to the old "hog claim" days when hogs roamed freely but people could catch them and notch their ears to claim them-remember Travis in Ol' Yeller catching and marking the pigs?
Bou- I agree. That quote should be: "BIG deer make people do stupid THINGS!" ;-)
Interesting that the ranch was going to make 11,000 on the "flip." They buy the deer from a wholesale deer ranch in north Dakota a few weeks earlier for 9,000 and book a hunter to come in a few weeks later after the purchased buck was transported from north to south Dakota and up-charged to 20,000. They didn't need to raise or feed the deer, simply provide a landing spot to "hunt" the deer. Hence why the plea bargain went down to 9,000.
The restitution was on a game violation case and would normal go to the State. However, the State did not own the deer. I wonder if there will be a civil claim from the owner for the $20,000? I would think that they would have an open and shut case. They could probably get the poacher to pay up w/o going to court if they agree not to press trespassing and grand theft charges. It looks like only the game violations were address so far.
^...seeing as how he is a member of the res....I'm surprised the Feds didn't work this case?
Clearly a weird happening I know what he did but what was he thinking Lewis
Blake Owens of Arizona was recently convicted of poaching and fraud. He lost his job as a firefighter and hunting privileges for at least 10 years and must pay $18000. Dude had the audacity to enter a poached buck in Pope and Young and an Eastman's contest to win a bow. He is right up there for sure!