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#5820172 - 07/06/15 05:29 PM Poaching Game Warden
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#5820217 - 07/06/15 06:09 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 07/01/15
Posts: 60
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Crazy. I just dont see how he gets to keep his job. If its common not to charge someone with a felony then thats fine but his story sounds like a bunch of BS to me. Obviously I wasnt there but this: “I had planned on harvesting an antlerless white-tailed deer and donating it to the local food bank,” sounds extremely convenient. Probably has been doing it a while knowing he had almost no chance of getting in trouble....unless he randomly gets shot.

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#5820415 - 07/06/15 07:55 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Wow..... unbelievable he's keeping his job. I remember this well when this happened. Alot of people concerned thinking he was out there on duty.
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#5820456 - 07/06/15 08:12 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Wow..... unbelievable he's keeping his job. I remember this well when this happened. Alot of people concerned thinking he was out there on duty.


I remember the story being posted here too. I recall quite a lot of bad information. But I don't remember the poaching charges, he was supposedly on duty.
It is my understanding that if you have any wildlife violations that you cannot become a game warden. I guess as long as they are after the fact you are okay.

Can you really stop a poacher while poaching? I guess this falls under "eliminating the competition."


Edited by Simple Searcher (07/06/15 08:53 PM)
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#5820693 - 07/06/15 10:02 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 11/17/09
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Loc: Denton Co
Just saying, he made a moral mistake (even more so because of his position), but then got shot, claimed responsibility, apologized, cited, fined, one month without pay, now dragged through the mud. I've heard of plenty of felons getting less...
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#5820696 - 07/06/15 10:05 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 9564
Loc: McKinney, TX
Wow, I remember following the thread about the shooting and can't believe this never came out until now. Like most people, I guess I just assumed he had a permit and then went after "poachers" himself when he heard gunshots. To me, a game warden poaching is about the equivalent of a narcotics officer dealing drugs or ATF agent doing some illegal gun running. Would those two officers still have their jobs if they were doing those things?

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#5820743 - 07/06/15 10:52 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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At minimum would be transferred to the depths of beyond to keep a job.....or resign.

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#5820761 - 07/06/15 11:08 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 1414
Loc: Tx
This does not pass the smell test. Just does not seem correct to keep his job.
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#5820765 - 07/06/15 11:14 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2417
Loc: North Texas
Not sure how he'd be able to go out and enforce a harsher penalty if he caught someone doing the same. Should be forced to resign. Not buying the preferential treatment deal.

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#5820775 - 07/06/15 11:26 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Shotgun Willie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/10
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: WEEKday warrior
Just saying, he made a moral mistake (even more so because of his position), but then got shot, claimed responsibility, apologized, cited, fined, one month without pay, now dragged through the mud. I've heard of plenty of felons getting less...


Those felons that got less aren't going to be out enforcing the laws that they broke. He was out doing something illegal, again, paid the stupid tax while doing it, and the department screwed every single tax payer in Texas to cover his medical bills and living expenses as a result of it. When you buy your tags this year, a small portion of that money is paying his bills.

F him, and the shady department that covered for him.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/hea...es-kept-job.ece

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That's because a Parks and Wildlife Department-led investigation found Fried transitioned "into a game warden law enforcement mode" just before he was shot. That let him file for workers' compensation for the injury.


No, he was in "Breaking the laws he's supposed to be enforcing" mode.


Edited by Shotgun Willie (07/06/15 11:40 PM)

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#5820789 - 07/06/15 11:47 PM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 1754
Loc: East Texas
This is typical American Justice today... bs

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#5820806 - 07/07/15 12:21 AM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 01/19/12
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If I remember correctly he was exalted to level somewhere between hero and champion. No one could say anything derogatory about this great man, and everyone wanted his shooter to be drawn and quartered. Harshest words were not bad enough to describe the cowardly POS that shot this hero. Well, it will be interesting to see where people line up now.
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#5820828 - 07/07/15 03:29 AM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Here is the old thread. http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4874920/4

I noted that the game warden should not have been hunting at the time of the event (after legal hours) and Texas Dan apparently thought I had lost my mind, LOL.
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#5820986 - 07/07/15 08:23 AM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
Bowman24 Offline
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Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 192
Unbelievable! TPWD is by far the most CORRUPT Law enforcement agency in the Country! Everything is grey and up to the discretion of the Officer. Talk about Power going to your head. There was another group of Game Wardens that got caught Dove hunting early and over a baited area about 3 years ago and they were slapped on the hand and the story was minimized. I know of so many bad stories including an officer giving a parent and his 9yr old son a really hard time for shooting frogs with a BB gun, and on and on.

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#5821083 - 07/07/15 09:38 AM Re: Poaching Game Warden [Re: Monster_Raxx]
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Registered: 11/21/09
Posts: 437
Loc: Goose Creek Texas
more of the "do as I say, not as I do"

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