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AZ poaching convictions
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
AZBUGLER 23-Jul-20
Treeline 23-Jul-20
Rut Nut 23-Jul-20
KSflatlander 23-Jul-20
Rocky D 23-Jul-20
LBshooter 23-Jul-20
Ermine 23-Jul-20
Treeline 23-Jul-20
BGbasbhat 23-Jul-20
deserthunter 23-Jul-20
Pop-r 23-Jul-20
Destroyer350 23-Jul-20
JohnMC 23-Jul-20
bowbender77 23-Jul-20
kentuckbowhnter 23-Jul-20
WapitiBob 23-Jul-20
JL 23-Jul-20
AZBUGLER 23-Jul-20
RK 23-Jul-20
WapitiBob 23-Jul-20
AZ8 23-Jul-20
Ermine 23-Jul-20
AZ8 23-Jul-20
WapitiBob 23-Jul-20
Knothead 23-Jul-20
AZ8 23-Jul-20
From: AZBUGLER
23-Jul-20
https://www.wmicentral.com/heber-overgaard-residents-guilty-of-poaching-schemes-after-azgfd-investigation/article_fd4c9330-b4e7-5473-92d5-c196c6e5c9a9.html

4 trophy mule deer! So glad these boys got caught.

From: Treeline
23-Jul-20

Treeline's Link
Put up the link.

After reading this, they actually got off pretty light...

From: Rut Nut
23-Jul-20
Yeah, but still charged with felonies...……………………….

From: KSflatlander
23-Jul-20
The lowest of the low. Poach deer and brag about it.

From: Rocky D
23-Jul-20
Absolute criminals and obviously narcissistic through and the that can get their jollies posing with an animal taken by illegal means.

They wanted to be heroes but turned out to be ZEROS!

From: LBshooter
23-Jul-20
As long as they have felonies in their record will be punishment enough. Now they are treated as criminals for life, and any other infractions will be magnified. What fools.

From: Ermine
23-Jul-20
Wow those are some nice bucks. What a shame. Yea felonies are no joke. Should be steeper fines in my Opinion too

From: Treeline
23-Jul-20
They were both charged with class 6 felonies. After their probation, the felony gets dropped to a misdemeanor.

Fines were a bit light for those kind of deer and the number of deer they poached. $18,824 for the one guy and $6,414 for the other one seems low. They had poached multiple trophy bucks.

Ten years hunting revocation also seems light for the crimes. Should be for life.

They were poaching trophy bucks and claiming them as legally taken for personal gain.

From: BGbasbhat
23-Jul-20
Yeah, seems light for hunting privileges and fines....especially for those deer...and especially for multiple offenses.

From: deserthunter
23-Jul-20
Should be 10 years for each deer poached.

From: Pop-r
23-Jul-20
What a shame.

From: Destroyer350
23-Jul-20

Destroyer350's Link
You guys should see the comments on the GoHunt article. It's looks like one of their family members is commenting on everyones post defending them.

From: JohnMC
23-Jul-20
Weird how these poachers are seen so much different than when a regular poster to bowsite runs afoul of the law.

From: bowbender77
23-Jul-20
Glad that they were caught but those dirt bags should have spent some serious time in the box. Probation is a slap on the wrist.

23-Jul-20
they should move to florida where you can have over 200 felony arrests and nothing will happen to you.

From: WapitiBob
23-Jul-20
Bonecollector777 is who the guy is, you may recognize the handle.

From: JL
23-Jul-20
^....Bob, "was" he a member of this site?

From: AZBUGLER
23-Jul-20
Pretty horrible infractions. The big velvet buck was taken at night with a spotlight during archery season. Greed!

From: RK
23-Jul-20
They will not have felonies on their records if they successfully complete their probation sentences. They were convicted of class 6 open felonies. Lowest felony in Arizona.

That's to bad but game violations just never hold up to the big felonies. Or almost never

From: WapitiBob
23-Jul-20
Jl, no. He was on monster muley and coues whitetail.

From: AZ8
23-Jul-20
Been a long time coming. Both Blake and his brother have been spewing pure lies since this all went down several years ago. They would post on various boards showboating their arrogance and convinced they’d come away with this unscathed. It’s almost a given he’s poached more than those deer, unfortunately, we’ll never know. But it’s good to finally see a conclusion.

From: Ermine
23-Jul-20
Bummer to hear that the felony charge will be dropped.

From: AZ8
23-Jul-20
Destroyer350, I doubt that’s his actual brother posting in Blake’s defense. More than likely, it’s a fake account made by someone just to stir the pot and have some fun.

From: WapitiBob
23-Jul-20
His brother was all over coues when this went down.

From: Knothead
23-Jul-20
Maybe I'm of a different generation and way of thinking but I would be embarrassed to ever show my face around friends and family again. Especially parents, spouse and children. I would feel like a real POS. I wonder what he sees when he looks in the mirror?

From: AZ8
23-Jul-20
WapitiBob. I know, nonstop. I read it all! Lol That’s why the guy posting as him on the gohunt article doesn't match. He’s got a distinct style/grammar.

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