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Two men cited for illegally hunting elk near Snowmass

Pretty sad day when locals resort to poaching right in your own back yard. The elk numbers are dwindling enough as it is around this area. The last thing we need is 2 ignorant men illegaly killing three of them.

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Re: Two men cited for illegally hunting elk near Snowmass

There is a larger problem here, not just "illegal" hunting. All other issues aside, if it's public open space land paid for with public money then it ought to be open to all public users, including hunters. Sadly, this is rarely the case. Somebody needs to sue Pitkin County for access.

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Re: Two men cited for illegally hunting elk near Snowmass

Open space is kind of a joke because of the limited acces I do agree. But being an ignorant person who was hunting on open space illegaly and shooting at a running elk heard and accidently hitting 3 elk instead of the 2 tags to be filled is just plain stupid. These guys should have known they can't hunt there. It's clearly posted as open space and the hunters were in the wrong even if they didn't know you couldn't hunt there not knowing is no excuse.

I sure wish pitkin county would allow hunting on open space because there's some great early season waterfowl to be had up here also but it's strictly no guns allowed. Untill then I'll hunt the endless tracks of public land that you ARE allowed to hunt in this state.

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