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I hate This Again

Sorry for the mess. I posted the thread to begin with, and it showed two threads. I tried to delete one, and it still showed. So, I deleted the other one, and they both still showed, except the content of the thead was gone. Funny forum.

Anyway, this is what I posted. I wish we had an answer for this stuff from happening. It makes me sick.

 

ELK ILLEGALLY KILLED IN FREMONT CO

CANON CITY, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public to help solve a poaching crime in Fremont County. 
 
Two dead elk were discovered late last week along High Park Rd. (Fremont Co. Rd. 11) in northeast Fremont County.   The hind quarters of one of the elk was taken, but the rest of the animals were abandoned.
 
"High Park Road is well traveled, so we hope someone might have seen something and will come forward with information that will solve this crime," said Wildlife Officer Bob Carochi.  "Anyone who provides information becomes eligible for a cash reward from Operation Game Thief if their information leads to a citation or arrest."  
 
Callers can contact Carochi at 719-276-8844 or Operation Game Thief toll-free at 1-877-265-6648.  Verizon cell phone users can dial #OGT. Email tips can be sent to Operation Game Thief via at game.thief@state.co.us.
 
For more information about Operation Game Thief, visit:http://wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/LawEnforcement/OperationGameThief/Pages/OGT.aspx
 

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Now the other two threads are

Now the other two threads are gone, and this thread makes no sense.

 

Funny forum.

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Remember that they say that

Remember that they say that the first thing that goes with age is memory. Whistling

Now I have to page up to see what you were talking about. 

Poaching is going to be a ongoing thing as long as there are people out there.  This last deer hunt in Utah I was glassing a hillside and saw something that just didn't look right.  It looked like a elk laying on its side but I couldn't see its head.  After glassing this object I decided to head over to it to see what it was since I was sure that it was an elk.  On the way to it I saw where a hunter had cleaned one just off of the trail about 20 or so yards from what I was looking at.  When I go there I saw that it was a rag horn 4 pt that looked like it was killed right where it was laying.  The spike elk hunt had just ended a few days prior and all I could figure was that either the hunter took a shot and thought that he missed his spike and then shot it again or that he had a complete bullet pass through on his first shot and it killed the rag horn which was not a legal bull for that hunt.  So I figured that it could of been a poached animal or one that was accidentally killed and then not taken care of.  Since I don't have a cell phone I waited until I got to a phone to report it and I am still waiting for a call back from the officer that was assigned the case.  It was too bad that the elk was now coyote bait since I doubt that the hunter even knew that he hit it.

As of now I am hoping that they can find who shot the elk (which isn't likely) so that I can receive the reward of a limited entry elk tag for that unit.  There are some great bulls hanging around and living right above where this guy was shot at.   

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I hope I never come up on a

I hope I never come up on a poacher. I have a short fuse over these things, and i'm getting too old to duke it out with some bubba.

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Ya, I saw this press release

Ya, I saw this press release earlier too.  It makes me mad that people would disrespect the animals so much as to leave them in the field after killing them.  To shoot them illegally is one thing, but to just leave it to rot just doesn't make any kind of sense.  But then again, we're talking about dishonest, selfish and probably dangerous folks who would be willing to poach an animal anyway.  No rationalizing irrational behavior.  

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I just got this from the

I just got this from the DOW and read it too and it makes me sick! This is about 25 miles from where I live so it really caught my attention. Just hate to see such a waste of fine game like this for pure greed and stupidity. The road is fairly well traveled so I hope the catch these poachers and slam them.  ::confused2

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Any poaching stories just

Any poaching stories just disgust me. For anyone to jus tleave an animal to rot is just unacceptable for any reason. Even if a person made a mistake they need to fessup and reprt it so as the animal can still be used. I have reported a couple of incidents over the years but nothing ever came of them as it's just so hard to catch the responsible people. Hopefully this case will be different but it's not likely.

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Always sad to see these

Always sad to see these things happen.  2 more nice elk out of the pool for legitimate hunters to take.  I would hope they would catch the guys, but most of the time, they don't.

At least in this case, it seems that someone shot one for the meat.  Hopefully they needed it.  Not condoning it at all, but I hate it when you see them shot, and just left to rot, or to see the antlers cut off but nothing else.  It's a waste.  Since the hind quarters were taken, they got some good meat, maybe to feed their family.  Too bad that if that's the case, they couldn't have gone about it the legal way with a cow tag or somthing.

How much does a hind wuarter weigh anyway, maybe 40-50 pounds?  Or more?  Probably should knwo before I go on an elk hunt next year, huh??? lol

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 A hind will weigh between

 A hind will weigh between 65-75 lbs. for an average elk.  The front quarters are about 40-45 lbs. each.  If you bone them out, you'll end up with about 150-170 lbs. of meat.  Depending on where you're packing out from, even the boned out meat can add up to a serious chore removing it from the field.

And even if they shot it for the meat, to leave the front half and a whole other animal still makes me sick.  I hope their conscience ruins the taste of it for them.

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  Yes, I got the same e-mail

 

Yes, I got the same e-mail as well and it too made me angry that somebody thinks it is fine to kill not one but two elk (as if they killed one they were most likely the same people killing the second one).  I really hope somebody provides the tip that catches this person or people involved with this poaching.  angry Mad

 

 

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What's really upsetting is

What's really upsetting is you know these guys aren't concernd about a humane shot. How many do they shoot that are just wounded, and suffer a long cruel death.

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