Claim the privilege of hunting according to the dictates of your own conscience, and allow all hunters the same privilege;
let them practice how, where, or what they may.








Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Florida Felons Report: Poaching Does

Well here we go again.

I'm a little late on this, on account that I am trying real hard to acquire gainful employment! Unemployment hit 10% here in sunny Florida. But not to worry, it will turn around soon enough, we are a resilient Nation!

But, back to the miscreants.

I get a weekly email report from the FWC. Among the different items of interest was this:

"Officer Ken White was off duty when he was called by FWC dispatch just after 4 a.m. to respond to a night hunting complaint on County Road 1883 and Broxson Road. Officer White arrived at the scene where he discovered that an off-duty Walton County deputy sheriff was awakened by a gunshot near his residence. The deputy immediately responded in his patrol vehicle driving less than 100 yards where he saw headlights and discovered a vehicle with three males in possession of a freshly killed doe deer in the back of the vehicle. The deputy called for backup and requested his dispatch notify FWC. A computer check revealed the firearm discovered at the scene, believed to have been used to shoot the doe, was stolen. The three subjects were booked into the Walton County Jail for night hunting. The subject who shot the doe was charged with being in possession of a stolen firearm. The owner of the vehicle and one of the passengers were charged with being in constructive control of a firearm by a convicted felon. Officer White seized the vehicle, the stolen shotgun, shotgun shells and a knife. The subject who was charged with the constructive control of a firearm by a felon and the owner of the vehicle had been charged by Officer White several years earlier for night hunting. Lt. Dennis Welsh responded and assisted with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing with possible additional charges pending."

FWC DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
FIELD OPERATIONS
WEEKLY REPORT


Well...

If you're gonna poach, do it next door to a deputy, with a shotgun. A stolen shotgun. And it helps if you're a felon, or that you're helping the felon commit a crime. That they were all this dumb!

Regards,
Albert A Rasch
The Hunt Continues...

1 comment:

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Albert
Good luck with the job hunt, my days at trade school reach an end this week too, so i've gotta get back into it myself
SBW