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#6175957 - 02/09/16 11:21 AM Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics
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Two Tennessee hunters have been banned from hunting in Tennessee and 43 other states after they illegally killed as many as 40 deer, and then took photos and videos mocking the animals.

Densibel Calazada, 23, and Eddy Albert, 21, received the harshest penalty ever issued by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

“We will never know how many deer these two killed, but we believe they could have poached at least 40,” said TWRA Sgt. Matt Brian. “We charged them with violations based on the strongest evidence we found showing the seriousness of their poaching crimes.”

Search warrants served by TWRA officers on Calazada and Albert’s homes produced cell phones where photos and videos were found of the two disrespecting the animals they had poached.

“They were getting on top of the deer and doing all sorts of things," said TWRA information officer Doug Markham. “They had one where the deer was still alive and they blew his head off. They were high-fiving each other after showing the hole where they had shot one at nighttime. I didn’t see all of the videos, but the officer said some of it was just really grotesque.”

Calazada and Albert, who could not be reached for comment, were charged with killing deer at night on private property and out of season.

Along with the lifetime ban, they also were ordered to pay $1,000 each in court costs, $5,000 in restitution, had their weapons — a rifle and a crossbow — confiscated, must perform 100 hours of community service for the TWRA and were placed on 18 months probation.

“People don’t understand what banning them for life does to them,” Markham said. “It destroys their ability to move around with a gun. If they get caught again, they could go to jail.”

The TWRA initially became aware of Calazada and Albert on Dec. 26 after receiving a call that they were trespassing on private land in Rutherford County.

Both were issued citations by the TWRA. Two days later, a Smyrna police officer stopped them and found beer and a dead deer in their truck.

“That’s when it all fell apart for (Calazada and Albert)," Markham said. “That’s when we started doing search warrants on their phone and their house and started finding stuff everywhere.”
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#6175961 - 02/09/16 11:23 AM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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#6176162 - 02/09/16 01:09 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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Deserve more than probation. Disgusting.
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#6176189 - 02/09/16 01:34 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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The fact that they refer to them as hunters makes me sick. In no way should they be associated with the rest of us.

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#6176224 - 02/09/16 01:56 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: dkershen]
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Originally Posted By: dkershen
Deserve more than probation. Disgusting.
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#6176244 - 02/09/16 02:10 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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$1,000 restitution?? They got off easy. Can you imagine what the restitution fine would have been in Texas?
Oh wait, does anyone remember hearing what the fine was for those guys down in Walker County that got popped for a lot of poaching/trespassing/ night hunting last fall??

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#6176258 - 02/09/16 02:19 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: Hunt Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
$1,000 restitution?? They got off easy. Can you imagine what the restitution fine would have been in Texas?
Oh wait, does anyone remember hearing what the fine was for those guys down in Walker County that got popped for a lot of poaching/trespassing/ night hunting last fall??


$1,000 in court cost- $5,000 in restitution. Though still getting off easy in my eyes
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#6176268 - 02/09/16 02:29 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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Tennessee is pretty relaxed apparently. $5000 in restitution wouldn't even cover one animal in Texas from the stories I've heard. 40 would bankrupt most folks.
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#6176358 - 02/09/16 03:30 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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Went too easy on them.
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#6176468 - 02/09/16 04:46 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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#6176471 - 02/09/16 04:47 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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I posted this earlier and couldn't believe they didn't get jail time. That's ridiculous. And the $5,000 restitution is also light. The evidence was on their phones (like idiots) and were not only poaching them, but were mocking them. Complete Jack wagons.
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#6176583 - 02/09/16 06:14 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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Lifetime hunting ban effective in 43 states is not light
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#6176602 - 02/09/16 06:32 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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Originally Posted By: hetman
Lifetime hunting ban effective in 43 states is not light


To be clear, I said the $5,000 in restitution and no jail time is light. However, I also think they should lose their hunting rights for life. This wasn't hunting without a license for 40 years, which would still be poaching; these idiots killed 40 deer illegally.

What do you think the appropriate punishment would have been?
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#6176654 - 02/09/16 06:57 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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Should be some jail time here and a stiffer fine.

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#6176729 - 02/09/16 07:32 PM Re: Hunters lifetime banned for killing 40 deer, taking graphic pics [Re: hetman]
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I agree it should be jail time instead of probation. But, probation is a lot of work. You have to call your PO weekly at a set time, be available for random urine test, pay monthly fees which aren't cheap and often between $500-$1000 a month. Failure to comply with any of these is a probation violation and could result in in jail time. I'm sure there are more terms to their probation involving weapons and hunting and when they can leave their house. Probation is often more strict than jail time and it's very hard to complete probation.
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