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.
I could see the small band of mule deer picking their way towards me through the sagebrush 800 plus yards away. With my 10 power binoculars I spotted a legal buck bringing up the tail. I dropped down and crouched behind a large chunk of sage just waiting for them to pass within range. Unfortunately, they stopped and began milling around before finally settling down, with a few of them laying down right out in the open. They were not going to come to me; if I wanted any closer, I'd...