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Old 07-10-2008, 08:26 PM
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I know many of you including a former member really gave me a lot of heat for posting a thread about an alleged poacher/cheater in our last years contest. A member (who will remain nameless) for now head shot a buck with a high powered rifle and then tried to pawn it off as a bowshot kill and enter it into the contest. Well several members called foul and I highly agreed, called him out and lie as he tried, we deemed it false, DQ'd him.

Well after that a length thread berating me ensued and I all but backed out of the contest (and you know who you are). I figure if your not part of the solution, your part of the problem and at least one of the problems is no longer with us.

After that thread a, I'll call him an outstanding member and won't name him (he knows) took it upon himself to contact the appropriate authorities and low and behold they looked into it and not only did the alleged poacher/cheater get convicted, so did several other members of the hunting party.

Here is the PM I received:

Rob, I had a call from wildlife officer from Alberta. i had called them about the young fellow that was DQ'ed in the contest. Turns out he actually shot all three deer posted illegally plus 2 other hunterswere convicted in the investagation. Snowballed into pretty big deal.
He got $5000 dollar fine + 3 years suspention of hunting prevledges. $1200 each for the oother two and one got 1 yr susp. also he is required to write a 2-300 word essay about what he did and how it was wrong the wildlife officer maybe contacting you about this essay to post it on the web site. Part of the judgement gave him publishing rights to the essay. His name is (deleted for privacy).
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:29 PM
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Just another example of how HNI is good for the hunting community. And maybe, just maybe......if someone were to think about doing such again, they may decide against it.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:30 PM
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Integrity - hard to understand how some people don't have it. He received his just desserts!
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:37 PM
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I'm glad things turned out the way they did. There is no need for that type of crap.

Rob, I hate you got roasted the way you did by some of the members but the truth will generally come out. Thanks for standing up for whats right.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:38 PM
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Wow!!
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:41 PM
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Just doesn't make sense for a contest that is just for fun. Other then bragging rights we have nothing on the line. Hard to understand the mentality of some individuals.

Rob- As a team captain last year I remember this incident and completely supported your decision and now I am glad I did!
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:41 PM
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I remember that going on. It was a decision of all the captains called on to make the decision.I called for removing from the contest as well. Hate to here you took so much slack for that but you handled it well Rob. Good to here what really happened and taken care of
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:41 PM
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Wow.. crazy things.

How come I'm always so clueless to what happens here at HNI?
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:43 PM
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Well, that is just fantastic, I love to see these type of idiots get busted!! I must have missed that incident, too busy hunting I guess.
Great job to all involved.


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Old 07-10-2008, 08:43 PM
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Lmao Duke!! Maybe cause your hunting.
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