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Poacher gets big fine.

Discussion in 'News Articles' started by Moonpie, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    Name one species that was wiped out by "illegal" (ie poaching) hunting???
     


  2. Timbo2

    Timbo2 New Member

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    It's all intimidating enough to me, I bought 2016 combo license, and never went in the woods. Didn't put a line in the water either. Who wants to go out and get tangled up with tyranny?
     
  3. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Rhino?
     
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  4. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Nope. You can still get a permit to kill one.
     
  5. BMF500

    BMF500 Matthew 10:34 TGT Supporter

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    Caspian Tigers
     
  6. BMF500

    BMF500 Matthew 10:34 TGT Supporter

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    Gorillas (damned near)
     
  7. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Not really poaching as there was a concentrated effort to exterminate them in the early 20th century which was ( apparently ) very successful
     
  8. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Plenty of gorillas. And habitat destruction has played a much more significant role in the decline of wild populations than poaching.
     
  9. BMF500

    BMF500 Matthew 10:34 TGT Supporter

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    Habitat destruction has played a significant role, yet it's debatable if it has been more damaging than poaching; they work in conjunction. All sub-species are on the endangered list and some listed as critically endangered. You're not getting a permit to hunt any of them.
     
  10. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    As well you shouldn’t get a permit to hunt them. All evidence does point to habitat destruction being the major cause. Sport hunting in the 19th and early 20th century certainly sped the process up, but that is not poaching.

    Africans were killing and eating all manner of primates ( including each other) for millennia without adversely affecting the overall population.
     


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