It is a different case. Well the reason I feel for the poaching is Zach Shetler took the #1 state P&Y buck and 4th in the world and the rumors going around was he was offered between $15,000 - $50,000 for the horns and head. But those where the rumors. Then I heard a couple weeks ago that he sold it to Cabela's for $15,000 with a replica of it. But I figure it's all the rumors of the money that got alot of people out to poach.Even though they do not realize how hard it would be to sell them.A world record class I mean.
So you think Zach's buck set off the burst of poaching, in that these kids thought they could sell the rack/mount?
Its possible, Ebay seems to sell alot of mounts/racks and there is no checking to see if the mount/rack was harvested via legal means. Perhaps people are trying to cash in, although it still is unfair to law abiding hunters.
ChesterGolf mentioned a while back that somebody stole all his racks. Plus Idaho's Fish and Game had a trophy mount that was nabbed last year...
No not saying that. But kids will be kids. I know that sounds bad but it is true. To much time on there hands plus wanting to be a hero at school. But no not saying that his buck caused this at all. Just saying that some people are in it for money or for recogintion. It is wierd why people do what they do. But we have had alot of bucks found with there horns cut off this year and last. It is wild.
He got $15,000 plus they made replica he got to keep not Cablealas got the replica. they got the real ones and Zach got the replica's. I wouldn't doubt if he did some trading in the store for some hunting gear cuz he does have all new stuff. LOL
Found out yesterday that Zach got $15k plus a replica and to go shopping in there store for another $10k but he got swarovoski bino so spent it fast.LOl But that is what I was told yestreday. Which I would believe because he came off with a bunch of new stuff for hunting last year.LOL
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...