Summit Treestands
HB 2540
West Virginia
Contributors to this thread:
sundaynwv 07-Mar-19
gobbler 07-Mar-19
Babysaph 07-Mar-19
gobbler 07-Mar-19
Bkbowhunter 07-Mar-19
Babysaph 08-Mar-19
hookman 08-Mar-19
David Mitchell 08-Mar-19
sundaynwv 08-Mar-19
Babysaph 08-Mar-19
Lone Eagle 08-Mar-19
hookman 08-Mar-19
hookman 08-Mar-19
From: sundaynwv
07-Mar-19
It's time to make some noise! HB 2540 is heading to the Senate Floor. Its the wanton waste bill making it a crime to waste EDIBLE. parts of wild game. The law gives much leeway but adds penalties for people that take tenderloins only or just remove a deer's head.

Please call your Senators!

From: gobbler
07-Mar-19
Please call or e-mail your Senator and ask for their support

From: Babysaph
07-Mar-19
Heck I thought that was already a law. Lol

From: gobbler
07-Mar-19
No, but it’s a law we need. It would give the DNR more teeth in headhunters cases and those that just kill and take backstraps, or cases of thrill killing. People that leave a hamburgers worth of meat on a carcass is not going to get hassled . Whether you are for a 1,2, 3, or more buck limit should support this bill.

07-Mar-19
Bout the only meat I leave on is ribs and neck meat I take EVERYTHING else. Love the stuff

From: Babysaph
08-Mar-19
Me too. I use it all.

From: hookman
08-Mar-19
Is this bill going to stop the wanton waste of where a farmer gets 20 crop damage permits and goes out and shoots the deer in the belly and they go off and die?

08-Mar-19
Fair question, Don.

From: sundaynwv
08-Mar-19
Hookman,

Farmers want dead deer. I would hope farmers would have people come shoot the deer who could use the meat. However, I've never known anyone to actively seek oit to fill crop damage permits for farmers to feed their own family.

This bill is a GIGANTIC step in the right directiin, even if it doesn't address farmer's crop damage permit usage.

From: Babysaph
08-Mar-19
Good point hookman. But remember the DNR wants dead deer and they need to keep the farmers happy so no that won't be included in this bill.

From: Lone Eagle
08-Mar-19
I have always believed, if a farmer doesn't allow hunting, then they shouldn't be given crop damage permits.

From: hookman
08-Mar-19
Great point Greg, I am an advocate of that also.

From: hookman
08-Mar-19
Most issues that come up can be worked out if you give a little to get what you want. Too bad it don’t work that way usually.

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