I'm glad the Wardens were able to catch this guy. When I was reading the article and got to the part of a $200 fine and loss of hunting for 3 years I almost came un glued. But I read a bit further and it said no bears were killed due to the baiting that they knew of. I still think the penelty is a bit soft but I'm sure the judge did what he thaught was the best coarse of action. I don't understand why people think they need to break the laws when it comes to hunting. I look at themas a challenge. If i can't bait well then it's going to make it a bit more challenging to shoot my bear but it will be that much more rewarding when I do shoot it. I'm really getting tired of reading stories of criminals and poachers out there breaking laws, but I'm glad they are getting caught. Good job to the tipster who reported the guy and to the game wardens who put the sting on him and finally arrested him.
Seems like a pretty light fine but at least they caught him and stopped him. Not sure why you would want to risk your job like this but I guess greed is a hard thing to figure. Good job to the Vermont wildlife folks.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...