Mello Yellow , Drive By-Media ! ----
We have a thing down here called Operation Game Thief , you call the toll free number and you don't have to give your name , and you report any wildlife violations , and they are busy , many articles I read about the " Bad Boys " start off with " With a tip to operation game thief ...." , I read a lot of the bad boy news to see if any one I know is in the news and how stupid people are , they really pile it on you when you go rouge on the wildlife , some of the charges seem like the same thing , just piling it on , stuff like shooting from a vehicle , shooting from a public road , shooting within 300 ft of a residence or business , shooting illegal hours , shooting with artificial lighting , failure to properly tag , failure to report kill , intentionally trying to hide illegal game or deceive a wildlife agent , and a whole bunch more charges that come up with , one that has become popular is contributing to the deliquesce of a minor , if you have a minor with you and do a violation they are adding it on , my buddy got it and 8 other counts with his 15 yr old son on a Federal Game Reserve with ducks involved and it wasn't pretty ----------- I have seen people get 15 or more charges for one incident , restitution is big now days , a deer is valved right over $1,600 and that amount is added to what ever fine and court cost you would get , every rabbit , fish , bird , duck has a restitution valve on it , one dude I read about recently got caught killing 3 deer @ $1,600+ each added to the other 9 charges he got and lost his licenses for 3 years and some times when violators act really stupid they will make the persons forfeit any equipment used in the violation like guns , trucks , atv's , boats , whatever and it goes up for auction ----the Wildlife has a lot of power down here , they don't need a search warrant if they have reasonable suspicion that you have illegal game on your property they will come in , they done it to my buddies mom , LOL , he shoot a illegal season doe and someone ratted him out , the wildlife went to his house knocked on the door ,he wasn't home , they told his mom the story and she let them come in cause they told her they were coming in anyways and take the deer from the freeze ----another thing I see a lot of these days are wildlife violators busted by the Wildlife Internet Division ( or what ever they call themselves ) , one dude just posted pics on the net of this big deer he shot on someone else property in another state and from camera pics they proved where the deer came as the horns were very unique from and he fessed up to it
Last edited by fishfiles; 12-08-2018 at 10:14 AM.
Reason: drive by , I wrote dive by