Summit Treestands
Dumbest poacher of 2019
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
spike78 17-Jun-20
KSflatlander 17-Jun-20
t-roy 17-Jun-20
4nolz@work 17-Jun-20
spike78 17-Jun-20
Huntskifishcook 17-Jun-20
APauls 17-Jun-20
t-roy 17-Jun-20
M.Pauls 17-Jun-20
JTreeman 17-Jun-20
jjs 17-Jun-20
Snag 17-Jun-20
Glunt@work 17-Jun-20
spike78 18-Jun-20
Scrappy 18-Jun-20
Treeline 18-Jun-20
spike78 18-Jun-20
Bou'bound 18-Jun-20
Fuzzy 18-Jun-20
Brotsky 18-Jun-20
JL 18-Jun-20
4nolz@work 18-Jun-20
4nolz@work 18-Jun-20
Rut Nut 18-Jun-20
ROUGHCOUNTRY 18-Jun-20
goyt 18-Jun-20
JL 18-Jun-20
lewis 18-Jun-20
Heat 18-Jun-20
M.Pauls 18-Jun-20
From: spike78
17-Jun-20

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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.

From: KSflatlander
17-Jun-20
I don’t understand poaching or wanting to shoot any animal in a fence. The guy is a pathetic loser.

From: t-roy
17-Jun-20
He’s probably just a poor victim of being influenced by the evil horn porn industry.

From: 4nolz@work
17-Jun-20
He poached or he paid? Which?

From: spike78
17-Jun-20
He poached a buck from outside of a high fence.

17-Jun-20
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.

From: APauls
17-Jun-20
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

From: t-roy
17-Jun-20
Chris “Booyah” Brackett, APauls.

From: M.Pauls
17-Jun-20
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.

From: JTreeman
17-Jun-20
He paid $9k restitution for a $20k deer. Sounds like he got a bargain to me!

—Jim

From: jjs
17-Jun-20
Who is dumber the poacher or the guy that pd. $20K to shoot a farm animal, a close running for the stupid light.

From: Snag
17-Jun-20
Ego is a terrible thing.

From: Glunt@work
17-Jun-20
I dont think its poaching. If you shoot the neighbor's Angus it's not called poaching.

From: spike78
18-Jun-20
JTreeman you may be correct I guess he was pretty smart to bag a 20k deer for only 9k. Now that’s bargain shopping!

From: Scrappy
18-Jun-20
Glunt@work you are correct. I can't figure out why everyone keeps calling it poaching. This livestock murder.??????

From: Treeline
18-Jun-20
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.

From: spike78
18-Jun-20
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.

From: Bou'bound
18-Jun-20
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.

From: Fuzzy
18-Jun-20
theft of livestock, not poaching

From: Brotsky
18-Jun-20
Never been prouder to be from SD. We're famous for two things now! :)

From: JL
18-Jun-20
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.

From: 4nolz@work
18-Jun-20
there are actually "rustling" laws still on the books in most States-I dont think they hang them anymore though.

From: 4nolz@work
18-Jun-20
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?

From: Rut Nut
18-Jun-20
Bou- I agree. That quote should be: "BIG deer make people do stupid THINGS!" ;-)

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
18-Jun-20
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.

From: goyt
18-Jun-20
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.

From: JL
18-Jun-20
^...seeing as how he is a member of the res....I'm surprised the Feds didn't work this case?

From: lewis
18-Jun-20
Clearly a weird happening I know what he did but what was he thinking Lewis

From: Heat
18-Jun-20
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!

From: M.Pauls
18-Jun-20

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