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    Good! I think both should have gotten prison times. Get the message out, that breaking game laws is not necessarily a slap on your hand but just a little fine.

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    Some states also confiscate the equipment used, such as weapons and trucks, I think

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    Not sure of the truck, usually the weapons in most states I know.

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    I have no respect for poachers.

    The bail jumping and the drug possession didn't help him, either.

    Jason Hutt, 29, of Sequim was sentenced last week in Clallam County Superior Court after entering an Alford plea to five counts of unlawful hunting of big game and single counts of waste of wildlife, unlawful hunting of wild birds, hunting of wild animals, bail jumping and possession of methamphetamine.

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    The law here is they can take anything you use for illegal hunting or fishing even your house if you have illegal animals in it.
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    Default Re: Three years for poaching game in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    Some states also confiscate the equipment used, such as weapons and trucks, I think
    Done on the spot here in a lot of cases. Truck, RVs, guns, all of if.
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    We've got problems with timber poaching up here as well, meth seems to be a big part of that too.
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    Glad they nailed the guy. Very hard to catch and convict these poachers. Usually when they do, they just get a slap on the wrist and hunting licence revoked for a few years. Makes no difference, since they are poaching anyway.

    I related the story here a couple of years ago about the guy who poached a deer 150 ft from my house. Hunting out of season. Discharge of a firearm within 500' of a house. Hunting at night. Shooting a deer while standing on a road. All sorts of charges if they had caught the SOB. Pretty sure who it was, too.
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    Saw law enforcement catch/arrest/confiscate the new Suburban, New Ranger boat, all their gear, and the cooler of poached sockeye salmon, all on the banks of the Kenai River, circa 1982. Big fine (? $10,000?) and loss of hunting/fishing privileges for, I believe, 5 years. Expensive fish (and didn't even get those)
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    I hate poachers...the kind with guns...

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    A real ahole, 100 years ago if he was a market hunter providing food for people he might have got off easy, today there are no excuses, lock em up.

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    The guy didn't help himself, but good on the state.

    Years ago I found a deer carcass with the rack cut off - rest of the deer left to rot. I called the game warden, he came, looked, got tire track casts, talked to neighbors, got a vehicle description & found the perp. He didn't get jail time, but a $1,000 fine (this was the late 70's - so more than that in today's $) and lost the right to hunt in VT forever.

    Then there was a group in central VT that was poaching & selling the meat to restaurants. They got huge fines & jail time. Only reason the restaurants that bought the meat didn't get in trouble was that they had brochures showing a (fictitious) "farm" where the deerr were being raised for met - which is legal.

    Rural states tend to take this sort of thing seriously, as they should.
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    Yes, such yahoos need to be slapped down hard.
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