Anderson: Is discrimination working in reverse for outdoors violations?

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 13, 2012 - 6:41 AM

Some are out to prove that the playing field is not level when it comes to who is prosecuted and who isn't for outdoors violations.

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whatzitApr. 12, 1211:19 PM

IF so many of your friends would not have sided with the megalomaniac Bud Grant and his amazingly shortsighted , bigoted and ignorant stance a few years ago when the tribes were willing to negotiate in good faith until Bud's ultimatum hit them and made them defiant, then we would not now be in this predicament would we Dennis?

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tawserApr. 13, 12 3:17 AM

I'm white and the DNR has ticked me three times in the past two years because I sometimes take an extra deer or three. I think the DNR discriminates against REAL AMERICANS who maybe didn't go to college and have a tough time in Obama's economy. Hey! Don't pick on Coach Grant. He used to shoot them wolves out of airplanes, and it was even legal! Hope it will be legal soon again.

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striker123Apr. 13, 12 3:43 AM

tawser, Don't get ticketed by the DNR for shooting an extra deer,or three. Just apply for "shooting permits" as one central Minnesota farmer I know, has. In the last approx. ten years, they have given him approx. 400 permits, of which he has totally eradicated the deer in our area, some of them being taken by Native Americans, after dark, all in the name of crop depradation. If this isn't a gross mismanagement of natural resources, I don't know what is. Now he is becoming concerned about turkey depradation.

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clintobp10Apr. 13, 12 6:54 AM

Hopefully they can get this dropped at a retrial. Also - Hey DNR! We are paying increased fees for licenses and trying to keep catch limits to a minimum in order to sustain the sport of fishing for many generations to come. If nettinmg is taking place on non-santioned lakes - ENFORCE!!! Officials are turning and looking away at these blatant netting practices? Sorry but bigger trouble with this is around the corner if regulations are not equally enforced.

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gboehmerApr. 13, 12 7:00 AM

I get it............blame Bud Grant for asserting his rights........I get it.......Blame Fellegy for asserting his rights.........The Indians asserted their "rights" and now have a free run at spawning fish and night time deer hunting........I get it....

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fishanhunt2Apr. 13, 12 8:05 AM

Mr. Fellegy is right to question this double standard. Regarding the Mille Lacs Lake Tribal netters? Why is there no Aquatic nuisance species inspections or decontamination of nets and equipment being done there by our DNR? Yet non tribal boaters can be fined on the same lake $150.00 for forgetting to remove a boat plug? talk about a double standard. Absolutely asinine!

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langstonApr. 13, 12 8:31 AM

Steve's 15 minutes are just about over.

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jackpinesavApr. 13, 12 9:08 AM

1st commenter was correct. Legislature and Gov Arne Carlson had an agreement with the tribes and Bud, the ol' trapper, got all uptight, created an uninformed sportsman mob reaction that pressured legislators to back off the agreement. Case went to court, tribe prevailed and current arrangement and rules were set up. Opps! Life is not a talk radio show mentality. Anderson should focus on AIS and let folks know the REAL threat to our waters and resources in Minnesota. Stiring up the fight between us distracts from the fact the legislature is ignoring AIS.

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realtybitesApr. 13, 12 9:19 AM

tawser - Unless you're joking, and I hope you are, I pray that the state rescinded your license privileges as well. There is no room in the ethical hunting or conservation world for game hogs.........as far as Mr. Grant, a Mille Lacs band settlement would have had no bearing on this situation. That was an 1837 treaty case. The White Earth and Leech Lake bands are acting on their perceived 1854 treat rights........

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realtybitesApr. 13, 12 9:20 AM

tawser - Unless you're joking, and I hope you are, I pray that the state rescinded your license privileges as well. There is no room in the ethical hunting or conservation world for game hogs.........as far as Mr. Grant, a Mille Lacs band settlement would have had no bearing on this situation. That was an 1837 treaty case. The White Earth and Leech Lake bands are acting on their perceived 1855 treat rights........

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