Deer poaching on the rise

There are 20 comments on the Oct 30, 2008, North Adams Transcript story titled Deer poaching on the rise. In it, North Adams Transcript reports that:

Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials say the state's growing deer population is luring poachers.

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food 4 life

Williamstown, MA

#1 Oct 30, 2008
don't they realize that people gotta eat and this is free food. how can you prevent that? and why would you want to?
deer jerkey

North Hatfield, MA

#2 Oct 30, 2008
food 4 life wrote:
don't they realize that people gotta eat and this is free food. how can you prevent that? and why would you want to?
I really donít support pouching but if hungry enough id rather they eat the deer rather than rob my house desperate times desperate acts
econ101

Williamstown, MA

#3 Oct 30, 2008
I doubt that the majority of deer poachers are "doing it for food." If you:
1) have enough money to own a deer rifle
2) have enough money to own a truck with a light on it
3) have enough free time to go hunting at night

Then you have enough money to put food on the table from the grocery store.

Poachers are just lazy, cheap, losers who give real sportsmen and women a bad name
Marmaduke Surfaceblow

West Springfield, MA

#4 Oct 30, 2008
deer jerkey wrote:
<quoted text>... desperate times desperate acts
coming soon to a town near you, thanks to your international bankers, federal reserve board, and especially your gutless greedy congresscritters
Marmaduke Surfaceblow

West Springfield, MA

#5 Oct 30, 2008
econ101 wrote:
I doubt that the majority of deer poachers are "doing it for food." If you:
1) have enough money to own a deer rifle
2) have enough money to own a truck with a light on it
3) have enough free time to go hunting at night
Then you have enough money to put food on the table from the grocery store.
Poachers are just lazy, cheap, losers who give real sportsmen and women a bad name
If you:
1) have enough money to own a deer rifle
YOU MUST HAVE BOUGHT IT WHEN THE ECONOMY WAS BETTER

2) have enough money to own a truck with a light on it
YOU HAD THE FORESIGHT TO PURCHASE WHAT YOU WOULD BE NEEDING

3) have enough free time to go hunting at night
IT'S EITHER YOUR DAY OFF, OR YOU WORK THE AFTERNOON SHIFT, OR YOU'RE UNEMPLOYED

Then you have enough money to put food on the table from the grocery store.
BECAUSE ECON 101 KNOWS YOUR FINANCES BETTER THAN YOU DO

Poachers are just lazy, cheap, losers who give real sportsmen and women a bad name
POACHERS DO IT FOR THE MEAT, AND YOU PROBABLY HAVE ZERO IDEA WHAT A "REAL SPORTSMAN' IS

You fail, "Econ 101".

And you probably also FAILED eCON 101.
Gary

Wynantskill, NY

#6 Oct 31, 2008
There is absolutely no excuse for poaching deer and anyone who condones the act is just as pitiful as the poacher himself.
foolhardy

Williamstown, MA

#7 Oct 31, 2008
NO excuse? You can't think of even ONE reason where someone might be justified in taking the life of a deer?

You obviously have led a very sheltered and fortunate life. But please don't let that cloud your thinking and make you believe that you know what is right and apropriate for OTHERS.

Classic liberal Mass. democRAT.
econ101

Williamstown, MA

#8 Oct 31, 2008
Dude, if you have a:
Marmaduke Surfaceblow wrote:
<quoted text>
DAY OFF, OR YOU WORK THE AFTERNOON SHIFT, OR YOU'RE UNEMPLOYED
Then get a 2nd job, or work another shift to earn money to buy some food. Don't go poaching deer. That is a weak excuse. I am 100% behind hunting. I am 0% behind lazy jerks out shooting deer illegally and then trying to beg off with a lame "I need the meat" excuse. That's BS. Spend your time working a job like the rest of us. Not off in the woods.
work off

Williamstown, MA

#9 Oct 31, 2008
econ101 wrote:
Dude, if you have a:
<quoted text>
Then get a 2nd job, or work another shift to earn money to buy some food. Don't go poaching deer. That is a weak excuse. I am 100% behind hunting. I am 0% behind lazy jerks out shooting deer illegally and then trying to beg off with a lame "I need the meat" excuse. That's BS. Spend your time working a job like the rest of us. Not off in the woods.
you sound a little bitter and/or jealous. i bet you work alot for a little pay. hate the game, not the player
Marmaduke Surfaceblow

West Springfield, MA

#10 Oct 31, 2008
Gary wrote:
There is absolutely no excuse for poaching deer and anyone who condones the act is just as pitiful as the poacher himself.
You have an obvious ignorance of life in the U.S. during the Great Depression, when many families would not have survived without some opportunely taken wild protein on the table.

And that was when 90% of the population was rural and far more self-sufficient than today, when a mere 10% is rural and not nearly 100% of that number are self sufficient.

WHEN it finally hits the fan in the coming days of the looting by the greedy globalist bankers there will be a lot of sorry sorry twits like you.
econ101

Williamstown, MA

#11 Oct 31, 2008
When that time comes, poach away. But until that time there is no excuse.
Uncle Fester

Savoy, MA

#12 Oct 31, 2008
food 4 life wrote:
don't they realize that people gotta eat and this is free food. how can you prevent that? and why would you want to?

Why don't you go shoot something and fry it ?
Believer

AOL

#13 Oct 31, 2008
econ101 wrote:
Dude, if you have a:
<quoted text>
Then get a 2nd job, or work another shift to earn money to buy some food. Don't go poaching deer. That is a weak excuse. I am 100% behind hunting. I am 0% behind lazy jerks out shooting deer illegally and then trying to beg off with a lame "I need the meat" excuse. That's BS. Spend your time working a job like the rest of us. Not off in the woods.
Where to begin, well it is great that as of RIGHT NOW you have a job. I think that it is going to come down to having at least 1 job if you are lucky. Also wondering how you are feeling about all the Corporations that are PARTYING off of your dime? I do not condon "jacking" deer, but if you are hungry or better yet your children are hungry, you will most definitely find a way to feed them.
Mark Marxist

Pittsfield, MA

#14 Oct 31, 2008
Ever read Roald Dahl's "Danny The Champion of The World" ?'Nuf 'Ced.

Since: Jun 08

Adams, MA

#15 Nov 1, 2008
how is it "jackin'" if nobody owns the deer (and it would be shot and killed , anyway, by a licensed hunter) its just the states way of taking your money for something that should be your god given right.my ansectors hunted for tens of thousands of years, without having to obtain a license, why should i? who gives the state ownership of the animals therein? who the hell are they to say who or what is fair game, and when?why do we all have to go out in the same three-week period? have you ever seen how crowded it gets out there when the state opens their little window of opportunity to hunt?well guess what, on my land, i shoot what i want, when i want , and nobody tells me any different. deer are gods creatures , as are we, and the state shouldn't try to play "god" deciding who gets to, and when , and ,oh yes, where's you're forty bucks!
wast not

North Hatfield, MA

#16 Nov 1, 2008
jassy303 wrote:
how is it "jackin'" if nobody owns the deer (and it would be shot and killed , anyway, by a licensed hunter) its just the states way of taking your money for something that should be your god given right.my ansectors hunted for tens of thousands of years, without having to obtain a license, why should i? who gives the state ownership of the animals therein? who the hell are they to say who or what is fair game, and when?why do we all have to go out in the same three-week period? have you ever seen how crowded it gets out there when the state opens their little window of opportunity to hunt?well guess what, on my land, i shoot what i want, when i want , and nobody tells me any different. deer are gods creatures , as are we, and the state shouldn't try to play "god" deciding who gets to, and when , and ,oh yes, where's you're forty bucks!
I agree Iím so sick of governmental regulation . All you little robots who do every thing your told. You need to go live in Taiwan or something . I know what your going to say. If you donít like it move . But this is America where Iím supposed to be free . Not told tuff SH*# for you

Since: Jun 08

Adams, MA

#17 Nov 1, 2008
to many people just bend over when their told...i don't know if its apathy(lack of emotional fortitude) or just plain laziness(easier to bend over than to fight)
Believer

AOL

#18 Nov 1, 2008
jassy303 wrote:
how is it "jackin'" if nobody owns the deer (and it would be shot and killed , anyway, by a licensed hunter) its just the states way of taking your money for something that should be your god given right.my ansectors hunted for tens of thousands of years, without having to obtain a license, why should i? who gives the state ownership of the animals therein? who the hell are they to say who or what is fair game, and when?why do we all have to go out in the same three-week period? have you ever seen how crowded it gets out there when the state opens their little window of opportunity to hunt?well guess what, on my land, i shoot what i want, when i want , and nobody tells me any different. deer are gods creatures , as are we, and the state shouldn't try to play "god" deciding who gets to, and when , and ,oh yes, where's you're forty bucks!
Hear, Hear!!!! TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS ONE!! My land and I am hungry, you can bet your forty bucks it is in my freezer!!!

Since: Jun 08

Adams, MA

#19 Nov 1, 2008
regulations are making it harder and harder for normal joes to go hunting in mass. , meanwhile, the knee-jerk, reactionary politicians are trying to do away with our right to own any weapons. god and the constitution gives us the right to defend ourselves, the state wants us to do it with rocks and pointy sticks.

Since: Jun 08

Adams, MA

#20 Nov 1, 2008
oh, no ... they just started working on a bill outlawing rocks and pointy sticks!

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