Quebec and New Brunswick Stop Large Scale Poaching Ring
Glad to see that our DNR is paying attention to poaching. The damage that these poachers cause to our herds is significant. I sure hope that there on-going operations with regard to illegal marten trapping as well as big game. It has been widely speculated in fur harvesting circles that a large number of marten are taken up north before the season begins each fall.
I also hope that more hunters keep a sharp eye for anything suspicious in their neck of the woods....as responsible hunters, reporting illegal activity is one of the few ways to curb this threat to the game and fur-bearing animals of our province.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...