Ted Nugent’s own TV hunting show nails him for poaching

Some would say this guy had it coming-

What is it with these wolf-hating, deer and elk poachers?

Of course, Nugent is famous.  He’s in another category from most of these poachers.

This news is from August. We had missed it, but no one mentioned it in the long discussion of the subject. Guess that makes it newsworthy still.

Here are some links.  It’s hard to find a neutral one about this aging rocker. I tried to find some which would not automatically roast him.

Poaching Doesn’t Rock: Ted Nugent Caught in Illegal Deer Hunt. Huffington Post. By Wayne Pacelle.
Ted Nugent shoots deer illegally (heres Proof). MuleyMadness Hunting Forum.
Ted Nugent pleads no contest in Northern California poaching case. The Record Searchlight (Redding, CA)
Ted Nugent pleads no contest to poaching. Shooters Forum.
Tell Outdoor Channel Nugent is not Entertainment. Care2 (make a difference)

Shotguns put up in Georgia backwoods so poachers can poach on-line

A high tech, on-line, real life, killing platform creeps out Georgians-

A weird and disgusting array of cameras and shotguns linked to the Internet was discovered in Georgia. Before the government got around to checking it, the apparatus had been taken down — disappeared — but a photo of it remains.

Only in Georgia: Internet-controlled shotguns linked to web cams on food plot. The Outsider blog in the Augusta Chronicle. By Rob Pavey.

$58,000 Reward Offered in another Arizona Wolf Shooting

Biggest reward offered in some time for info on a wolf shooting-

Yet another collared Mexican gray wolf, F521 from the Fox Mountain Pack, found dead in December.

$58,000 Reward Offered in Arizona Wolf Shooting. Arizona Reporter

This reward was first offered in July for the killings of other collared Mexican gray wolves.

Anyone with information in Arizona is encouraged to call USFWS agents in Mesa, AZ at 480-967-7900 or in Alpine, AZ at 928-339-4232.

Eleven convicted of poaching Montana elk

Yet another story of two-legged wolves taking down elk-

2010 seems to have been quite a year for elk poachers in the Rocky Mountains.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks issued this news release.  Versions of it are circulating in the media.

News release: Elk Poaching Case Nets Nearly $40,000 in Fines & Restitution. Monday, January 3, 2011.

The story has a bit about each poacher. Most of them were not from Montana.

Elk Baiting Poachers Fined, Lose Hunting Privileges.

Cumulatively they lost $9600 and 12 years of hunting privileges.

Another form of poaching that is probably more common than this one incident might indicate. This case shows how difficult it is to convict many poachers. It took two years to catch someone using the bait station after it was first discovered.

Is poaching becoming more commonplace because of the recession and could it be the reason for declines in elk? The recent study in Oregon indicates that the level of poaching is very high there. Could it be just as much of a problem in the neighboring states like Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming? What is going on here?

Elk Baiting Poachers Fined, Lose Hunting Privileges.
Idaho Fish and Game News Release

Elk numbers said to be down . . . is it really wolves?

How about slob hunters?

The story below has been getting a lot of attention.

Wolves, Elk, and Slob-Hunting. What’s a bigger threat to elk: wolves or slob-hunters? By Matt Skoglund, Guest Writer in New West. 12-17-10

With in the condition of the economy and the traditional lack of wildlife ethics in some areas, I think we have to also add flat-out poaching.  For example, when they say “elk numbers have plunged in the West Fork of the Bitteroot, it must wolves,” how about an investigation of the number of convicted poachers in the Bitterroot Valley too.  Before you settle on an answer, a smart person considers all the possible reasonable answers.

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And here is a related story from Montana’s Madison Valley. In the Hunt: (Slob) Hunters play wolf blame game. by Nick Gevock.  mtstandard.com |

Rex Rammell encourages Idaho residents to poach wolves

Former gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammel, currently under investigation for poaching elk, told a group of Idaho residents that citizens should organize wolf killing parties and that he didn’t think the authorities would intervene.

Not so says the feds:

Feds plan action if Idaho wolves killed illegallyAP