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    Waikato Poachers Caught

    from Waikato Police facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/waikatopoli...WSFEED&fref=nf



    Morning Team, We've just been notified from our Cambridge Comrades of an interesting job they attended last night...

    Late yesterday afternoon they were notified by locals in the Te Miro area after they suspected a couple people of poaching deer in the area. They managed to get a registration of the car involved.

    The Cambridge lads managed to track down the offenders enroute back to Auckland. When their vehicle was searched they located the carcasses of two deer, firearms, ammunition and knives.

    All of the items were seized and the two males now have a date in Court charged with Unlawful Hunting and Theft of an Animal. They will also likely lose their firearms licences and their firearms will be destroyed.

    Just a quick example of how poaching is a bad idea and could cost you a lot more than you realise!
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    Great news, sadly don't think it will discourage the behaviour

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    Good news, there needs to be more of this sort of action and it needs to be well publicized that it has happened and what the consequences are.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Locals are very vigilante down that way. I had the Spanish inquisition from a farmer when hunting one of the local ballot blocks.
    Also a popular hunting spot with the local boys in blue I believe.
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    good to see they got caught & hopefully a deterrent to others.

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    Bloody good job.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    first off ....do they have phographic PROOF they were in a forbidden area???
    do they have PROOF the deer were taken from there??? I mean some local with a grudge could pot you for hunting where you shouldnt be if they not happy about you hunting where you have permission to be...... either way someone better have good solid evidence or the lawyers will have a field day.
    but....... yes if they have it they will/could go for a skate.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Locals are very vigilante down that way. I had the Spanish inquisition from a farmer when hunting one of the local ballot blocks.
    Also a popular hunting spot with the local boys in blue I believe.
    Anywhere there is a lot of poaching will result in vigilante behavior - and I can't say I blame those who live there. It makes it hard for those who are genuinely hunting and putting in the effort but this is the society we now live in: a few cockwombles ruin it for all...
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    the vigilante behavior in this area by a few of the locals is almost a case in itself, i know of at least one guy who now has a criminal record for being a little over zealous.
    the common misconception i have found is the high value some of the cockies place on them and treat them like they are some world class trophy worth a thousand bucks an ear.
    we have the free run of a few properties in the area with plenty of them running around, and if we like we can help ourselves... i would rather hunt the birds.
    {and we get bailed up alot by those over zealous neighbours}
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    Two poachers around here shot a farmed $5000 stag. All they paid was court costs and the money for the stag. 5k. That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    Anywhere there is a lot of poaching will result in vigilante behavior - and I can't say I blame those who live there. It makes it hard for those who are genuinely hunting and putting in the effort but this is the society we now live in: a few cockwombles ruin it for all...
    Cockwomble,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Cockwomble,
    A new descriptive name for a short arsed cow tit puller
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    If you had legitimately killed a deer where you are allowed to hunt, leave the guts where you shot your animal. If later you get stopped and asked where you shot it, you can show proof of you innocence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    If you had legitimately killed a deer where you are allowed to hunt, leave the guts where you shot your animal. If later you get stopped and asked where you shot it, you can show proof of you innocence.
    Now the interesting bit would be how Mr Plod would go about verifying your proof.
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    'Have you ever been an AllBlack?'
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    'Guilty'
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