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#6964491 - 11/17/17 10:31 PM Poaching Guilty Pleas
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Registered: 03/09/09
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Three Texas men have pleaded guilty to criminal charges after they each poached a trophy whitetail buck, in three separate incidents, with a combined Boone & Crockett (B&C) score of over 535 inches.

A press release by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) said the men — John Walker Drinnon, 34, Timothy Kane Sweet, 37, Brian Eugene Culp, 47, — killed two 19-point bucks and a 10-point buck respectively and ended up having to pay civil restitution worth well over $34,000.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/...#photo-14566024
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#6965239 - 11/18/17 07:05 PM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: jeffbird]
fmrmbmlm Offline
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 237
Loc: Thrall Texas
And the game warden caught at least 3 times hunting illegally and shot a trophy buck was fined $800 and kept his job.

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#6965312 - 11/18/17 08:24 PM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: jeffbird]
blackcoal Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 9209
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Three different posts going about this event.
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#6965412 - 11/18/17 10:26 PM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: fmrmbmlm]
NDN98 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 11232
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: fmrmbmlm
And the game warden caught at least 3 times hunting illegally and shot a trophy buck was fined $800 and kept his job.

Link?

Only GW I knew about hunting illegally was the one who was shot close to Cooper WMA, but don't remember him getting a trophy buck.


Edited by NDN98 (11/18/17 10:26 PM)

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#6965414 - 11/18/17 10:31 PM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: jeffbird]
WileyCoyote Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5540
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
Nah .. did not kill a trophy buck...just hunting illegally on several counts and got a pattycake penalty from what I remember, many times less serious than Joe Average Schmuck would have...Just Sayin a bad case of
"Noblise Oblige" on display.
JMHO & YMMV
Ron
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Edited by WileyCoyote (11/18/17 10:33 PM)
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#6965941 - 11/19/17 05:44 PM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: jeffbird]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 6047
Loc: Helotes, Hext
Google "Chris Fried Texas Game Warden poacher"
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#6966364 - 11/20/17 07:13 AM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: jeffbird]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7714
Loc: DFW
The game warden stuff I hadn't heard of but it goes directly to the issue of trust! When the law enforcement agencies DO NOT apply the law the same to one of their own as they do to average Joe then how is average Joe going to trust them?

"Switched from off duty to on duty moments before" biggest bunch of BS I've ever read!

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#6970504 - 11/23/17 12:31 PM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: Deerhunter61]
fmrmbmlm Offline
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 237
Loc: Thrall Texas
Agree 100%

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#6971250 - 11/24/17 10:52 AM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: WileyCoyote]
fmrmbmlm Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 237
Loc: Thrall Texas
Originally Posted By: WileyCoyote
Nah .. did not kill a trophy buck...just hunting illegally on several counts and got a pattycake penalty from what I remember, many times less serious than Joe Average Schmuck would have...Just Sayin a bad case of
"Noblise Oblige" on display.
JMHO & YMMV
Ron
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There was a picture of him with a big trophy buck from a previous illegal hunt, but he donated the meat, so that should count for something according to him.

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#6971832 - 11/25/17 06:59 AM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: jeffbird]
sbushee Online   content
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 1983
That warden should have been fired and charged criminally

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#6971858 - 11/25/17 07:34 AM Re: Poaching Guilty Pleas [Re: jeffbird]
yotehater Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 835
Loc: Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Thank the Grand Jury process. They look after their own.
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