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One of Idaho's most impressive mule deer from 2015 poached -
posted 2 years ago
Clint, buddy... I'm sure GoHunt is great. I don't really follow them or their stories much. I don't read news journals, or watch the news only if I agree with what they claim. I do it to try to stay informed on what is going on. I mentioned my opinions on poaching several times. I was simply stating that not all the facts have been provided in this case. Whether I agree with their coverage of this topic or not, I do appreciate that they try to keep people informed on current outdoor/hunting topics.
Ya I can imagine that was really hard to see. it's a shame fish and game wouldn't come out and handle that.
I'm with you 100%. I'm not a journalist but I understand needing to publish hot topic stories. I guess what I'm saying is that I don't understand publishing a story when not all the facts are on the table. You mentioned that fish and game and the courts wouldn't release all the information... so why publish a half finished/told story? Nevertheless, I agree with you on all poaching issues.
@gohunt It is irresponsible journalism on your part for putting out a story without all the facts just to start a firestorm. It reminds me of what you did last year with ol Jeremie Lewis. Which may have even been worse. He didn't do anything illegal but yet your article alone ruined him from what I understand. On the other hand @gohunt if you do have all the facts on this story, grow a sack, put your big boy britches on, lace up and just tell the truth(no here say). Everyone knows there's a video of the event. Get a hold of it, release it, and tell the real/entire story. Until then, I'm on the son's side.
Ok now Brent, you and I are on the same team. I despise poachers. All I'm saying is that I have a problem with how goHunt portrayed it. And no they didn't say it was wounded, but it was implied when they said, "...eventually, after multiple shots, died.." I may have misunderstood what was being written, but nor did I see on the fish and game quote that the dad ran out of ammo which then led the to the son shooting him. It seems that there is a lot of holes in this story. All I know is that if fish and game had everything they needed I would assume they wouldn't be dishing out such a measly fine like they did. I just think it's crazy how everyone is jumping down this kid's throats when there are still so many unknowns and "if that's what happened" in this story. It would interesting to hear the son's side of the story. Bc at the end of the day if he simply shot it bc his dad ran out of ammo and couldn't hit him, then I'm with you... crucify him.. however, if he was helping his dad "finish" the animal then I don't feel the son should have even been fined. Fact.