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yeah a case like this one

yeah a case like this one really sucks because they did not take anything as stated before.  Such a waste too, as it takes a great animal away from a derserving hunter, but as stated in tyhe article it may hurt the herd and the game and fish department pockets as a possible loss of a tag.

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These Rams along the lake in Arizona are like pets.

You would almost feel terrible shooting them as a free range animal due to their predictability.  I hope prison time is associated with any attempt at justice on anyone that would think of harming them illegally.

Here some pictures within 100 yards of our boat full of kids and the stereo on.  These animals are fairly tame and simply come down for a drink regardless of human interaction.

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I can never comprehend why

I can never comprehend why people can't just enjoy animals like this. As has been said hunters will get a bad name because of slob poachers with no respect for the animals we pursue. The non hunting public does not realize that a true hunter does not get the urge to kill something just because it is there but can just enjoy the experience.

Hopefully they will post some recognizable pictures somewhere and get busted.

Alpine Climber those are some great pictures you posted also.

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it's sad that the

it's sad that the introduction of domestic sheep, disease, and over-hunting cut down populations of wild bighorns once numbering MILLIONS to only a few thousand scattered accross our country.

it makes me sad to see the animal dying in vain. the problem is that i believe that this type of crime may increase over the years because so many people want to hunt them, and will never get the tag.

the only thing we can predict happening is that the westen states will increase the amount of officers they employ, which in turn will be able to monitor most hunters hitting the hills, which in turn, will become a funding battle relulting in incredible tickets being given to sportsmen who deon't necessarily deserve them. think about it, how many times have you accidentally broke a hunting reguilation, especially when you went to a new state for the first time? i'll admit, i've done it several times, but i'm always trying as hard as possible to learn quickly and rectify my mistakes. but the law tends to be unsympathetic to that.

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Million?

Millions?  Do you have a count on Mountain Lions, Jaguars, Wolves, Coyotes and Grizzlies? 

Your statements are very broad and passionate.  I hope you work with your local agencies and national PAC's to make things better for all instead your own personal desires.  Throwing wild comments from the back seat defeats the efforts of those trying their best to drive and balance farmers, hunters, non hunters and the general public.  You're only feeding the PETA agenda by getting us to fight with our own and bring publicity to a hand full of felons and management issues that will be corrected over time.

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