Discussion Topic Update: Property Rights Vs. Poaching

Last month, we asked if Colorado rancher Rodney Culverwell, who’d been charged with 80 poaching crimes related to his allegedly … Continued

Last month, we asked if Colorado rancher Rodney Culverwell, who’d been charged with 80 poaching crimes related to his allegedly killing 16 elk, should be allowed to shoot big-game animals that are damaging his property. Here’s the original post if you missed it.

A jury of his peers did not think so, according to the latest, from the Craig Daily Press:
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After almost nine hours of deliberation, Rodney Culverwell’s jury found him guilty of 16 of 80 poaching charges filed against him April 1 by the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Culverwell was convicted of four of 16 counts of willful destruction of big game, a Class 5 felony; four of 16 counts of illegal possession of wildlife, a misdemeanor; four of 16 counts of hunting without a license, a misdemeanor; four of 16 counts of hunting out of season; and none of 16 counts of waste of edible game meat._