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This makes me MAD :evil:
From the AZG&F
Information needed to solve elk poaching cases near Prescott Valley

News Media
Sep 26, 2006

PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public's help in finding a poacher or poachers who killed three elk in the Coyote Springs area northeast of Prescott Valley, in Game Management Unit 19A.

Two dead elk calves were found about two weeks ago. A cow elk was found this past week within a mile of where the calves were killed. The cow elk had been killed with a high-powered rifle.

All of the elk were left out in the field to waste. At the time of the poachings, no elk hunting season was taking place in that unit.

“This is a blatant example of poachers’ disrespect for wildlife and the laws that are established to protect our wildlife resources,” says Wildlife Manager Scott Poppenberger. “We need help from the public in catching the poacher. If you were in the area recently, please think back about anything you might have seen or heard or any conversations you might have had. Maybe someone doesn't realize he or she has the key to solving this case.”

Anyone with information about these poachings can call the department's Operation Game Thief hotline toll-free at (800) 352-0700. Callers may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in these cases. All calls may remain confidential upon request.

Help put a stop to this. I could see if they took the meat ( and it is still poaching) but they just left it there to waste

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One thing I have learned about poaching. The so-called experts say that there are basically three kinds of poachers - the one who kills for the meat, the one who kills for the trophy and the one who kills for the thrill of killing.

I have to disagree with the way they assess that. The meat guy sometimes is just plain ass hungry. The trophy seeker has something wrong upstairs that they NEED to get a trophy mount. But the third one there is something seriously wrong with this person.

I think if the authorities would create a better profile for this kind of poacher, as this round of elk poaching obviously was done by one of those, they might be able to better find the person. In all honesty I don't think of someone who kills wild game simply for the maliciousness, mean spiritedness or just plain jollies, is any HUNTER. They don't have all their matches in the book and the ones they got won't light, if you know what I mean.

These kinds of people are screwed up in the head.
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