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March 09, 2009

Kentucky Man Faces Stiff Poaching Penalties

By Dave Hurteau

From The Morehead News:

Thanks to a poaching tip, a 35-year-old Rowan County man could face 24 years behind bars and $48,000 in fines if found guilty of the illegal killing of 48 deer. . . .

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers mean business when it comes to poaching . . . . “For each deer illegally killed a person can be fined anywhere from $100 to $1,000,” [officer Paul] Teague commented Monday. “The punishment also includes six month in jail for each deer.”

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from steve182 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

You do the crime,...You do the time. Time to pay the piper.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

What a loser. A drug dealer and a poacher. Seems like he should have got the belt more when he was a kid.

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from kolbster wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

i wish it were like that around here in NC. there was a guy shot 18 does in one night, all he got was a $1000 fine and no jail time.

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Unbelievable, Stories like this make me sick. Hopefully he will serve his full time behind bars.

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

It's bad enough that he was poaching, but a drug dealer on top of that. I wish they could give him alot more time in jail.

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from 2Poppa wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Kentucky's Biggest Secrets coming to light;
Big Bucks and Big Bucks from harvesting marijuana, and Big Bucks for harvesting Big Bucks illegally.

The infuence of that Wacky Tobaccy will get you every time,especially in the Bluegrass State!

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from s-kfry wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

bye bye

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

It is people like that which give the hunting community a bad name. This is what the PETA members go after and use as a weapon. The only thing I can say is that this guy is not a hunter.... and that hunting and poaching are two very different things. In no way, shape, or form would i consider this man a hunter. I am glad that he was caught and full on agree with his punishment and jail time and would not even mind if it was a little harsher.

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from jjas wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

A poacher is a thief, pure and simple and I know absolutely no one who wishes to be around a thief.

I hope he spends a bunch of time @ the gray bar motel and makes a few "girlfriends" along the way.

Jim

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from Love2Hunt wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Good thing they caught this guy! 48 deer is a ton. Hopefully they make an example of this guy and hopefully can help in deterring poachers. I just don't understand why people poach in the first place. It is apparent that they have no respect for wildlife or other hunters. Hope this guy gets the time he really deserves.

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Working both sides of the street and staying mostly in ditches! Good riddance...

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from Walt Smith wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Wow thats more than they gave two state troopers in Michigan combined- I wonder why the cops got off so easy??

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from hnestle wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

What a thief. He rob us of 48 deer, they need to make an example out of him.

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from schwings wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

See ya in 24 years dirt bag

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from Jim in Mo wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

He's out of jail and his lawyer will postpone this case till everyone's forgot about it. That's when money talks and backroom deals are made. Hope we get to hear the verdict, but lets face it, WE lost!

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from lovetohunt wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Good

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

People who commit these crimes should face stiffer penalties and have their hunting rights revoked for life.

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from Standingbear wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

When I read this article where this man had killed 48 deer before he was caught, I thought because of his greed his actions have once again put a black mark on good hunters. It does not matter if we who obey the laws and only take what we need, the actions by pochers allow the Tree Huggers and other so called wildlife protectors to scream bloody murder and want all hunting to be outlawed and stopped.I have always taught my kids and grandkids to enjoy hunting and fishing, but obey the laws and only take what you are going to eat or need to survive on. Here in Western North Carolina we hardly had any deer for a long time, but with wildlife management and the laws enforced we have seen a increase in a animal population. However you always have the ones who cannot stand to see several deer in a pastor eating, the must stop and kill eeryone of them and then leave the deer laying and the meat going to waste. It seems they were afraid someone else would kill the deer before they did. If folks would just leave them alone and hunt when the season opens, we would have deer and other animals here for a long time to come. I salute every hunter who obeys the law and hunts the right way!!!

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from bowdeerhunter07 wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

In a way i disagree on this where i live in ohio if some one has kill or crop dammage permits the game warden said if they kill the deer and dont want them drag them into the weeds.now i dont think that is right for the people that poach does and are going to eat the meat i agree just dont shoot the bucks let them grow dont get me wrong i dont like it but people still do it

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from Del in KS wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

There are farmers here in Kansas that are being eaten out of business by deer. The local game warden told a farmer friend he could shoot them but leave them where they fall or else he could be charged. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

It is people like that which give the hunting community a bad name. This is what the PETA members go after and use as a weapon. The only thing I can say is that this guy is not a hunter.... and that hunting and poaching are two very different things. In no way, shape, or form would i consider this man a hunter. I am glad that he was caught and full on agree with his punishment and jail time and would not even mind if it was a little harsher.

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from Love2Hunt wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Good thing they caught this guy! 48 deer is a ton. Hopefully they make an example of this guy and hopefully can help in deterring poachers. I just don't understand why people poach in the first place. It is apparent that they have no respect for wildlife or other hunters. Hope this guy gets the time he really deserves.

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from steve182 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

You do the crime,...You do the time. Time to pay the piper.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

What a loser. A drug dealer and a poacher. Seems like he should have got the belt more when he was a kid.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from kolbster wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

i wish it were like that around here in NC. there was a guy shot 18 does in one night, all he got was a $1000 fine and no jail time.

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Unbelievable, Stories like this make me sick. Hopefully he will serve his full time behind bars.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from rrmont wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

It's bad enough that he was poaching, but a drug dealer on top of that. I wish they could give him alot more time in jail.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from 2Poppa wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Kentucky's Biggest Secrets coming to light;
Big Bucks and Big Bucks from harvesting marijuana, and Big Bucks for harvesting Big Bucks illegally.

The infuence of that Wacky Tobaccy will get you every time,especially in the Bluegrass State!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from jjas wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

A poacher is a thief, pure and simple and I know absolutely no one who wishes to be around a thief.

I hope he spends a bunch of time @ the gray bar motel and makes a few "girlfriends" along the way.

Jim

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Working both sides of the street and staying mostly in ditches! Good riddance...

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from Walt Smith wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Wow thats more than they gave two state troopers in Michigan combined- I wonder why the cops got off so easy??

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from hnestle wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

What a thief. He rob us of 48 deer, they need to make an example out of him.

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from schwings wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

See ya in 24 years dirt bag

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from Jim in Mo wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

He's out of jail and his lawyer will postpone this case till everyone's forgot about it. That's when money talks and backroom deals are made. Hope we get to hear the verdict, but lets face it, WE lost!

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from lovetohunt wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Good

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from dwaynez wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

People who commit these crimes should face stiffer penalties and have their hunting rights revoked for life.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Standingbear wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

When I read this article where this man had killed 48 deer before he was caught, I thought because of his greed his actions have once again put a black mark on good hunters. It does not matter if we who obey the laws and only take what we need, the actions by pochers allow the Tree Huggers and other so called wildlife protectors to scream bloody murder and want all hunting to be outlawed and stopped.I have always taught my kids and grandkids to enjoy hunting and fishing, but obey the laws and only take what you are going to eat or need to survive on. Here in Western North Carolina we hardly had any deer for a long time, but with wildlife management and the laws enforced we have seen a increase in a animal population. However you always have the ones who cannot stand to see several deer in a pastor eating, the must stop and kill eeryone of them and then leave the deer laying and the meat going to waste. It seems they were afraid someone else would kill the deer before they did. If folks would just leave them alone and hunt when the season opens, we would have deer and other animals here for a long time to come. I salute every hunter who obeys the law and hunts the right way!!!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from bowdeerhunter07 wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

In a way i disagree on this where i live in ohio if some one has kill or crop dammage permits the game warden said if they kill the deer and dont want them drag them into the weeds.now i dont think that is right for the people that poach does and are going to eat the meat i agree just dont shoot the bucks let them grow dont get me wrong i dont like it but people still do it

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Del in KS wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

There are farmers here in Kansas that are being eaten out of business by deer. The local game warden told a farmer friend he could shoot them but leave them where they fall or else he could be charged. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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from s-kfry wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

bye bye

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