Whoa! More than 2000 lbs of deer meat poached! Makes my mouth water when I hear the cop in the video talk about how the poachers made the meat into smoked sausage. But then, this loser is gonna do 55 years in the pen for smoked sausage. What an idiot. What really pisses me off about poachers is the opportunities they take away from people that truly love the sport.
Eight charged in Broadview Heights deer poaching racket killed dozens of deer, authorities say – CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted eight people on racketeering charges accusing them of running an illegal deer poaching operation where dozens of animals were killed and more than a ton of meat was sold for profit. The group faces a combined 66 charges, including engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering, grand theft, tampering with records, telecommunications fraud and receiving stolen property. If convicted of all counts and given the maximum sentence, they face up to 55 years in prison and $225,000 in restitution back to the state, officials said.
I have to admit I have fantasized about being able to shoot a deer in my backyard for years. Yes, instead of 50 Shades of Gray I think of creative ways I could lure deer into my yard a.k.a. “play pen.” I live in Austin where the hill country is heavily populated with deer that literally bed down on your yard. The little teasers. I used to leave popcorn on the front lawn for one in particular because he was a beautiful 10 pointer. Sometimes, I would just sit on the wrap around porch and think about how I would take him with my bow, legally of course. When you’re a hunter and you see deer you think of what their flesh tastes like, what can I say? Well, Virginia fantasize no longer. Your time has come.
City sets sights on finalizing deer bow-hunting proposal– “Those who own more than a half-acre of property in the city of Charlottesville soon could be eligible to apply for a permit to bow-hunt deer on their land during the state-regulated urban archery season in March and September. Due to persistent concerns about deer causing property damage and posing a threat on area roadways, the city is aiming for the right set of rules to ensure that deer will be hunted safely within city limits.”
Wisconsin why on earth are you compensating hunters $100,000 for 41 dead dogs? Please help me understand how this makes any logical sense. Wisconsin is the only state in the country that pays out $2500 per dead dog killed during a hunt. WTF?
Wolf numbers rise again as payouts for hunting dog deaths hit new record – “Wisconsin’s population of endangered gray wolves grew for a second straight year in 2016, raising the possibility that the state could make another record payout under its unusual program that compensates hunters whose dogs are killed by wolves. The Department of Natural Resources on Thursday estimated the state is home to between 925 and 952 wolves, a roughly 6 percent increase from the estimated 866 to 897 last year, which was 16 percent more than the previous year. Leaders of hunting groups say a record number of dogs killed in 2016 shows the wolf population has gotten out of hand. But conservationists worry that the animal could still face extinction, and they blame hunting dog deaths on state policies and what they call risky practices of bear hunters.”
Daddy please, I want one! Dad wants FLIR for Fathers Day FYI. This looks like such a cool toy with endless uses. According to the video, you can use it at camp with dad to spot wildlife at night and get a closer look at birds in trees with thermal imaging on your nature walk. It’s all so warm and fuzzy. Then, the video gets really stupid . . .
You see a woman walking towards her car and use it to spot a criminal, probably armed, breaking into her car. You don’t need FLIR for that honey. You need a GLOCK. Then another woman, hears a noise in her backyard, and her dog is barking . . . She OPENS the door to take a peek outside with her FLIR. Lady shut that door and grab your Mossberg! OMG this video was so disturbing to me. And why do they only show women doing stupid ass shit? Ugh, I can’t even. So, buy the damn FLIR but use it for good reasons, like hunting predators at night. Not the kind of predators that shoot back. Fun product. Stupid ass video. FLIR Scout TK.
Another great gift idea for dad. This closet helps sanitize and deoderize your hunting gear the night before the hunt. I love that you can use it to store your gear year round as well.
Scent Crusher Hunter’s Flex Closet– “The Scent Crusher™ Hunter’s Closet helps sanitize your hunting gear and clothing the night before the hunt, and all year long. An included OZONE unit helps eliminate odors caused by sweat and other contaminants. Ozone kills viruses and bacteria that cause odor, and helps eliminate odors caused by smoke, food, and pets. The unit plugs into any AC outlet. The heavy-duty construction ensures years of use.”
Finally, if you can’t afford to deer hunt this year, fear not there is a hunt you can afford. You can now hunt frogs year round in Michigan. They taste like chicken.
Frog hunting legislation passes Michigan Senate – “LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation up for a vote in Michigan would let hunters kill frogs all year round and lift a ban against spearing frogs by using an artificial light.The Senate is expected to pass the bill Thursday and send it to the House for consideration. Michigan now prohibits killing any species of frog between mid-November and late spring. It also bars frog-spearing — or “gigging” — which is popular among young people in southern states, according to a legislative analysis. The bill’s opponents say frog-spearing is inhumane and frogs need protection to breed.”
I recommend the Ruger® 10/22® Takedown Semiautomatic .22 LR Rimfire Rifle for frog meat preservation. Yet another great gift idea for dad.