Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Archery Forums > Bowhunting
 Would you turn him in? >

Would you turn him in?

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.
View Poll Results: A poll
Yes
41.71%
No
58.29%
Voters: 175. You may not vote on this poll

Would you turn him in?

Old 12-27-2007, 04:01 PM
  #181  
Nontypical Buck
 
NEW61375's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southeast, VA
Posts: 2,119
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

And the saddest part of all of this is what will happen after you turn them in. A large percentage of the time nothing. The game department would have to investigate and have proof and witnesses and so on and so on. It's not like you turn him in and they go arrest them and that's it.

I'm just wondering how they prove how many were killedand when they werekilled. If they start questioning people the guy gets tipped off, are they going to stake him out next year? Really what will likely happen? The deer are probably long gone andany number of other stories could be made up to explain away racks and venison.

I think you should befriend them further andgo deep undercover for a couple of seasons and document everything with video and wiretaps.

I'm just kidding, don't do that but that is probably almost what it would take to get solid evidence.
NEW61375 is offline  
Old 12-27-2007, 05:33 PM
  #182  
Nontypical Buck
 
Dr Andy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Lake County, Il
Posts: 2,205
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

I haven't been doing this long enough to really decide what to do. i suppose it might make a difference if I had my own land. Last year I got accused of baiting during the WI archery season. Long story.
My best friend, has permission to gun hunt on my property. He brings along another guy who insists on putting out broken Pumpkins in front of their Ground blinds/stands, (I'm at home,not there) They get busted, his buddy immediatly gives me up (I haven't done a thing or been there in 2 weeks). I get a call from the CO, (really nice guy). Apparently he knows me and has been watching me,saying every time I leave on a Sunday, he comes by on Monday and there are apples under my stand. Well not placed there by me! Long story short, nobody gets a ticket incl. the farmers BIL who has a mineral lick well known to the CO. Everyone gets off w/o any tickets.
The next year I see the farmer has a manure retention pond (cement) built. Says the DNR made him put it in. You think the falls run in had anything to do with it? The CO obviously cought the bigger fish and the bigger violation!
Dr Andy is offline  
Old 12-27-2007, 08:21 PM
  #183  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 518
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

I have a question Jeff. Let's say you and your wife went over to a couple of friends house for a nice dinner. You had a couple adult beverages with your meal and decided you were okay to drive home. As you leave your friend's house he picks up the phone and calls the police. He gives them a description of your car and tells them that you have been drinking. You get pulled over and get you a DUI. I mean after all, you are breaking the law you deserve to get caught, right? Did your friend do the right thing?
*JB* is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 05:41 AM
  #184  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Missouri\'s Grand River Outfitters
Posts: 334
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

Its a tough question, I think as an ethical hunter, I do the best I can to change some of my friends ways. But bottom line is you would have to arrest half the people in my county, and probably half the people in the state.
don128 is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 06:07 AM
  #185  
Dominant Buck
Thread Starter
 
GMMAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location:
Posts: 21,043
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

I have a question Jeff. Let's say you and your wife went over to a couple of friends house for a nice dinner. You had a couple adult beverages with your meal and decided you were okay to drive home. As you leave your friend's house he picks up the phone and calls the police. He gives them a description of your car and tells them that you have been drinking. You get pulled over and get you a DUI. I mean after all, you are breaking the law you deserve to get caught, right? Did your friend do the right thing?
If a friend of mine asked me not to drive.....because they thought I was too intoxicated (i.e. over the legal limit).....I'd either call a cab.....stay there....or have someone drive me home. Thing is....part of being a responsible drinker is knowing your limit and staying below that. I deal with this (as do most responsible adults) all the time.

If a friend of mine tries to drive when I know it's not a good idea.....we're going to have issues. If it persists.....we're not friends. I don't know about you.....but we make arrangements when we're drinking. Lisa and I decide who's driving before we leave the house.....and plan, accordingly. We stayed with my brother on this past Saturday night for this reason. We've already made hotel arrangements for new year's eve.
GMMAT is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 06:30 AM
  #186  
Fork Horn
 
mlo31351270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 366
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

Almost every hunter (more than 30) I know,whether they are considered my close friend or not, do something illegal in regards tohunting. It isn't always something major like shooting a deer at night but they all share tags, shoot more deer than they are allowed to, etc. If I turned every person in, I would be the most hated person in my area. And, if I did do it, anonymously they would know it was me because everyone knows how I feel about illegal activities, of any kind. Believe me, I am tempted to turn people in and struggle with this every season.
mlo31351270 is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 07:38 AM
  #187  
Boone & Crockett
 
Charlie P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 19,137
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

I wouldn't turn him in. I would get his kids hooked on crack and sleep with his wife. That would show him.[8D]
Charlie P is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 09:14 AM
  #188  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,329
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

LOL
statjunk is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 12:01 PM
  #189  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location:
Posts: 38
Default RE: Would you turn him in?

Yes, I would turn him in. I want toteach my kids to do the right things in life that includes hunting within the boundaries of the law. I don't want someone shooting all the deer in the area just for their personal fun or reasons. I want to be able to get some deer myself but I will only take the amount that is allowed in my state/ region. I have been put in the spot of hearing about someone poaching out of season/ taking too many deer. I heard about it from a third party though. I never did turn the person in and now I still feel guilty for not turning them in and that was several years ago this happened. Now I am a wiser person that I was back then. I would call the local DNR officer to turn them in a heart beat. You do the crime, you should do the time.
cwnut is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
txjourneyman
Hogs and Exotics
19
03-23-2007 04:54 AM
Kybuckhunter
Whitetail Deer Hunting
76
01-27-2006 01:52 PM
manuman
Whitetail Deer Hunting
18
10-27-2005 05:00 AM
germain
Wildlife Management / Food Plots
22
07-22-2003 07:11 AM
bluejacket
Official IBO.Net Forum - 3-D Shooting
5
12-24-2002 10:53 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: Would you turn him in?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.