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Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« on: November 22, 2006, 06:25:43 PM »
Open day of deer season last Sat and this dumb "hunter" from Floyd Knobs, Indiana, bedroom community area for Louisville workers, shoots a bobcat in Crawford County about 40 miles west of where he lives.  This bobcat had a tracking collar on it.  It had been released in south central Indiana several years ago and traveled to near the Ill line, then east to about the Ohio line and then southwest where he took up residence about the first of the year.

The "hunter" called DNR and told them the bobcat had a collar on it.  He said he killed it just to prove to his friends that there were bobcats in the area. He didn't have a clue that this was illegal.  Although not too common, we have had these nice puddies around here forever.  They are mostly night critters so most people don't see them.

The DNR people took his gun and arrested him.  Probably gonna be very expensive for this "hunter".
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2006, 06:38:17 PM »
Sounds like that fellow that shot the elk last year in one of the New England states.   :DHe loaded it up and drove around town showing everyone the world record buck him just shot.  The only problem is that it was one of the elk the DNR had just released to bring back elk in the state.  How can anyone who can confuse an elk with an deer be allowed to hunt anyways? ???

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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2006, 07:25:56 PM »
A couple years back we had two guys from pakistan come right out of new york city hunting. They couldn't even speak english. When they took there so called deer the the checking station the game warden had a field day. Not only did they have someones goats in the the trunk of the car they had shot them with an  AK47. In this state at that time you could only use shotguns with buckshot. I don't think thos guys will ever come back here.

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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2006, 07:43:20 PM »
     A few years ago a couple hunters shot a bear and said that it attacked them. The game warden looked at the bear and found that the bullets entered the rear of the bear. The story that i heard is that they shot the bear as it was running away.
     



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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006, 08:33:03 PM »
I just heard about some freinds of a friend. who went deer hunting on the outskirts of cleveland ohio. They said that they had deer runing around them all day. by 2 oclock all 5 of them each had a deer. When they got to their vechiles the police were waiting for them. Arrested all 5 of them for hunting in city limits. Confiscated all the deer and there equipment.One of them was from Pennslyvainna, two were from Oregon and two were from Ohio. This just happened last week.

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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2006, 11:41:51 PM »
 :D :D :D :D Here, the CO's set up cardboard sillhouettes of game along the highways and wait for the idiots.
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2006, 11:50:59 PM »
Several years ago, I read a newspaper article about two guys in a small Wisconsin town that called the local newspaper to come and take a picture of them and the geese they had shot.  The following day the newspaper had a picture of these two hunters (?) proudly holding up their "geese".  Later, the local DNR agent, after reading the newspaper, dropped by their homes and issued them a ticket for shooting swans. 
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006, 04:37:13 AM »
We don't have a lot of problems here in east KY. Every once in a while someone will shoot a cow.
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2006, 09:44:54 AM »
Not really much of a problem anywhere, but the few oddballs out there get the attention, and the stories hang on forever getting retold and retold.
I'm figurin the woods during deer hunting season is safer than the highway gettin there and back. Just my opinion  ;D

I've often thought I'd favor a skills test and short course on hunting as a requirement for a license to hunt. Just so some of the knuckleheads possibly could be sorted out.  But it might limit a few sales of license's, and they wouldn't go for that.
In WI, they even have blind people and paraplegic's propped up to shoot at deer 'salted' in front of them. Guess the promoters think that the hunting is just the 'pulling' the trigger and wounding or killing an animal being important. I think hunting is much more than that.
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2006, 09:54:43 AM »
opening weekend in Wisconsin, 600,000+ hunters in the woods, with only three reported instances that were all self inflicted and non fatal. hopefully this keeps up over this weekend.
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2006, 10:21:23 AM »
A few years ago, at a local game checking station, a first-time turkey hunter excitedly checked in his first-ever kill.  It was a crow.

It was a 4 pounder, if anybody's wondering.
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2006, 10:55:20 AM »
Have a big problem with some hunters head lighting deer. The law enforcement has a neat trap for them. An animated deer out beside the road just waiting to be taken Of course the law is just waiting to pick them up. Gets a few of them but there are still plenty of these so-called hunters left.

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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2006, 11:16:31 AM »
We've got so many deer that poaching is not a high priority item for DNR.  They catch a few and make examples of them.  My non hunting friends are scared to go into the woods during hunting season.  It is a great time of year to hunt for caves with the leaves off.  I tell them to wear orange and hike to hearts content.  Could have shot a deer from the front porch this morning.  The hunting pressure is too light.  The deer are out in the daytime and are not that scared of people.  I'll be getting mine in a day or two.
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2011, 08:59:34 PM »
Every year we go up to Vermont to hunt whitetails, the law states that a buck must have at least 3 pints on his head to kill.  Checking in a 6 pointer at the local store 2 guys came in with a spike horn all excited.  The owner of the store had no choice but to call the game warden.
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2011, 10:07:32 PM »
Pretty much the same thing happened here a few years ago. The "hunter" got pithed because the owner of the little store would not check in his spike. It was a goat.
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Re: Dumb deer hunter shoots bobcat
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 02:42:18 PM »
It's not illegal to shoot bobcats here. You can shoot them day or night (in season) with no bag limit


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