Lenore Poachers Get Theirs

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by miyawaki, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. miyawaki Active Member

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  2. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    That's awesome! Too bad about all the dead fish, but at least there are four arseholes off the streets and hopefully into jail. At a minimum, this will cost them big $ and will serve as a deterrent.
  3. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Good work, officers Smith and Busching! Way to go.
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  4. Ben Swaner Member

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    Makes me sick..
  5. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Assholes. Good job WDFW and local LEO!
  6. Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    And you gotta wonder....WHY? I'd imagine that few things taste as nasty as an alkaline-water lahontan!
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  7. GAT Active Member

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    That seems fair.
  8. The Dude Member

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    I hope this makes some big newspapers as its the only way to show the WDFW have some teeth.
  9. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    They said that they were cited. They were probably released the same day. Now they can sneak around and do it again.
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  10. GAT Active Member

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    Yup. The counties say they don't have the money to keep any but the most violent criminals in jail. So there's no doubt they let them out ... which makes the guy who most likely died trying to escape from the police really stupid.
  11. FLYFLICKER Chris

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    Sorry for the Michael Vick reference everybody, but if killing a few dogs gets you jail time, how does killing 242 cutts keep you from having an extended stay in the clink??? It’s rhetorical, so don’t answer. My point is, these 4 derelicts should have paid for their crimes with more than just money and a vehicle seizer. :mad:
  12. ribka Active Member

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    Great police work !!!!

    Hope they can keep the seized truck and fine these poachers. I seriously doubt they do any jail time for this crime
  13. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Awesome and sad at the same time. That will certainly put a hurting on the fishery. Let's hope they were done with the spring spawn before getting netted...netted for hell sakes...what the hell is wrong with people? I wonder, what do you suppose they planned to do with them?

    Hope they get their truck seized, pay some hefty fines and spend some time meeting some of our other upstanding citizens...good grief.
  14. Jim Darden Active Member

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    A follow up would be nice, bet they don't get any time and a minimum fine. I would have just driven them into the lake and cast to them with a #12 chironomid on a 7x tippet, in case they wanted rescue.
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  15. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    so they think one of the poachers might have drowned? Tough shit. I wonder why they weren't cited for felony eluding?
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  16. gearhead Active Member

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    Im sure its the States fault for not placing signs in the appropriate language saying its illegal....Yeah...i said it.. these were clearly for sale on the market...
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  17. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    Eh, it would have just been misdemeanor eluding. Felony is only if driving, and putting officers or others in danger. Not that maybe that cops couldn't have come up with something for the guy trying to flee in the truck.
  18. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    A little further into the story it said they found him 10 miles away. 2005 Tundra is a nice truck. Police auction?
  19. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Thank you Leland for sharing that. I hope they get a harsh sentence and im glad they seized the vehicle. That had to hurt one of those guys bank pretty good. Sad really though how someone would steal trout. I dont know what you would do with all those fish but its shameful. We need game wardens and police officers doing this much much more. Especially at the protected fisheries.
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  20. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    no shit
    Makes you wonder