August 28, 2008
Discussion Topic: Property Rights Or Poaching?
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From the Craig Daily Press:
Moffat County [Colorado] rancher Rodney Culverwell, 41, is charged with 80 poaching crimes for allegedly killing 16 elk this winter.
His defense attorney said Culverwell acted in defense of his property because the elk continually destroyed hay and fencing this winter—[and the Colorado Division of Wildlife did nothing to stop it.]
The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office maintains Culverwell did not exhaust legal remedies before shooting elk.
Check out the full story and tell us what you think. Should Culverwell be allowed to shoot elk that are damaging his property?