Poachers Beware!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Big Daddy, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Glad to see stiffer penalties for fishing.
     

  2. I think they should be even stiffer but its a start in the right direction.
     
  3. ParmaBass

    ParmaBass Kiss The Converse

    Species - new value (old value): trumpeter swan - $2,500 ($1,000); Eastern massasauga rattlesnake - $2,500 ($1,000); wild turkey - $500 ($300); white-tailed deer/antlerless - $250 ($400); white-tailed deer/antlered - $500 ($400); walleye - $50 ($10); largemouth bass - $50 ($10); and steelhead - $50

    I'm not a hunter first of all, but why did they lessen the penalty for white-tailed deer/antlerless? Just seems odd to raise everything, but lower one for some reason.
     
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  4. Overpopulation of deer, plain and simple. Taking antlerless deer (does) has less value than taking a 170+ B&C buck,,, or something like that...

    I like the fish fine increases too.

    May not seem like much, but it's a step in the right direction, that's for sure.

    Now, if they could only do more on the enforcement end, as in more resources to go out and CATCH the poachers...:)