Alleged Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

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Alleged Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby Ben Sobieck » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:57 am

Straight from the Michigan DNR comes word of a raid on an alleged poaching ring.

From a DNR source:

"From our raid on St. Martins Island on Nov. 19, 2009. Thirty-one bucks and nine does on the pole. Nothing smaller than a seven-point. Another approximately 10 deer, antlers and heads found on the ground around the camp. A mix of smaller bucks and does. Ten deer without tags, approximately another 10 deer with wives'/girlfriends' tags. Investigation continues."

Two images of the meat pole are attached.

As always, Deer & Deer Hunting condemns all poaching. As such, poaching should not be confused with hunting. Hunters abide not only by the laws of their area, but by a personal code of ethics that is respectful to their quarry and their environment. Poachers commit acts of wanton destruction without regard to law or ethics.

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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby ranwin33 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:06 am

Good lord that's an incredible number of deer.
Unfortunately they'll probably just get a fine and suspension of hunting privaleges.  Which won't keep them from doing it again next year.
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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby Goose » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:14 am

Wow, what a shame.

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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby eagle eye » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:33 am

I just do not understand what makes a person or group of people do such things. This truly sickens me to the core
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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby whitetailtime » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:43 am

How sad is that. Same here eagle eye, it sickens me.

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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby gunther89 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:30 am

What a shame, they need to lock them up and throw away the key!

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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby Bowtechian » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:04 pm

I just hope they go in front of a Judge that feels the same way about poaching as we do. Blatant disrespect for anyone or anything.
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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby swamp ghost » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:56 pm

It happens in every county in MI. Sickening.

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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby Marc Anthony » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:12 pm

"A fool learns from his own mistake but a wiseman learns from a fool's mistake "

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RE: Poaching Ring Busted in Michigan

Postby DeerCamp » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:30 pm

such a shame
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