Poacher nabbed after posting kills on Facebook

  • Article by: DOUG SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 14, 2010 - 9:07 AM

A 20-year-old Ham Lake man faces nearly $2,000 in fines and restitution for recently poaching two bucks and shooting an over-limit of Canada geese -- and then posting his exploits on his Facebook page.

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shiloh50Nov. 14, 10 7:52 AM

This is the type of people that ruin hunting for all of us. Just plain dumb, but you can't fix stupid.

fishrogerNov. 14, 10 8:19 AM

what a freakin moron. Should take away his hunting priviliges permanently.

moretwoitNov. 14, 10 8:56 AM

No sympathy for this guy as rules are rules. With the seeming overpopulation of Canada Geese, however, am wondering if the bag limit of 3 is too low?

rong56345Nov. 14, 10 9:00 AM

pretty easy...he's a form of pond scum...'nuff said.

saintdonNov. 14, 10 9:20 AM

You forgot STUPID pond scum. How dumb do you have to be to POST your kills that are over your personal limit?

thetruthurtsNov. 14, 10 9:30 AM

is allow to have a gun????

rds1449Nov. 14, 10 9:36 AM

I don't think the geese taken by hunters are the problem geese. They are migrants. We have to share those with the rest of the states in the flyway. I think we should have another goose season earlier in the year in the metro area. It would be a 'take by hand' season. Meaning, if you can catch a goose by hand, you can keep it. License required of course. I think it would lower the number of problem geese.

myroldNov. 14, 10 9:43 AM

Ummm... Who cares??

whatzitNov. 14, 10 9:45 AM

they were able to free the wolf. hard to hear of these guys caught in a trap and interesting to learn of their attitude when help arrives

mnlake58Nov. 14, 10 9:47 AM

Thank you Strib for pointing out the value of Facebook. Social Media at its best.


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