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I was leaving the house at 10am, when looking down the road, I saw a brown chevy pickup with dark windows, coming out of a gate. Didn't recognize it, and getting behind it, they were driving real slow, and kept crossing the white line on the right side of the road.
I was thinking this guy is drunk, and went around them slowly. The window was open, and it startled them when I was going around, as they were concentrating on something out in the wheat field.
Getting around them, I looked into the wheat field and saw a deer down. That deer was not there yesterday evening, so I knew these guys were up to no good. I kept driving until getting over a hill where I turned around and parked with just enough of the windshield above the hill to watch them with bino's.
Every time a car would go by, they would drive off, and when the car was gone, they would turn around and head back to this one spot where the deer was laying.
The Osage GW lives just a mile away, so I called him. He said 5 minutes.
He called me back and said he would be there in 30 seconds, so I headed back that way, and met him at a crossroad, and pointed out the truck. He made a stop on them, and found two deer heads in the back of the truck.
I drove to the deer and looked it over. It had been shot, and the head cut off. It was fresh.
Later on the GW called me and said it was a good bust. They fessed up to shooting them at 2:30am with a .270 and a spotlight. They only wanted the racks. Not particularly big racks either.
2 hours later I was going home and the GW STILL had them stopped, but had moved them to the deers location. There were drag marks in the wheat, so I'm thinking he made them drag the deer back to the road to use for evidence?? I don't know on that one. I'll give the GW a call in a day or two and see what it cost them.
God, I hate poachers :mad: I'm betting it was an expensive day for those boys:D
 

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A big ATTA' BOY Dennis, glad you got those sorry SOB's busted and they'll have to pay.
 

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Larry Green, ODW Game Warden was the arresting officer. I'll get with him in a few days and see what it cost them. I'll bet it wasn't cheap. ;D
 

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:D :D :D :D :D
 

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Lets hope they get the max reach of the law.
 

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Good,
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
 

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Way to go! Thanks for what you did for us.
 

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GUILTY AS CHARGED!!!

Court date was yesterday. Talked to the Ok GW that was the arresting officer this evening.
Wednesday, their attorney called the court and put in a guilty plea for all charges.
Now, with that plea, they will go after the gun, which has been confiscated, the hunting licenses, and will seek restitution of the TWO deer that had their heads in the back of their truck. I didn't know about the other.

The GW told me that this same guy(there were two of them in the truck) had been calling him, wanting to get ride-alongs. Trying to figure out his schedule I guess.
Evidently, according to the GW he knew the guy was dirty, and never did that. Just never had proof until now.

With the guilty plea, and if the restitution will stick, its going to cost them in the range of $12,000 dollars after its all said and done! ;D ;D
 

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12k aint squat for what they should have to pay. But atleast it's something and with any luck a lession learned.
 

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They should have lost all of thier hunting and fishing rights for life plus all the fines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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they may lose their license for life. Its up to a judge now. since they pled guilty on the other offenses, their license is the next step.
 

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Way to go Dennis, glad that you got to make a big difference and hit the low lifes in the wallet.
 

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O'll Warden Dennis 8) ...Ya got um. ;)
 

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I vote to elect Dennishoddy as Deputy GW of the Forum. All in favor.....
 

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I vote to elect Dennishoddy as Deputy GW of the Forum. All in favor.....
HAHA! I'll pass. I'm just happy these thieves were caught. I'll leave the GW stuff to the professionals.
They steal from you, your kids, and every outdoors person in the state.
They steal the experience one may have being in the woods, seeing a trophy animal, and actually taking a trophy for themselves.
If it had been somebody needing to feed their family with some meat, and I knew this, I'd turn the other way...seriously. ;)
 

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Request a catch fee of all there weapons.
 

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"If it had been somebody needing to feed their family with some meat, and I knew this, I'd turn the other way...seriously. "

I'm with you on that count, espically most folks needing deer meat to survive go for does or younger bucks.
 

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"If it had been somebody needing to feed their family with some meat, and I knew this, I'd turn the other way...seriously. "

I'm with you on that count, espically most folks needing deer meat to survive go for does or younger bucks.
I agree with the staement above. I don't believe what those did was right and they just don't care about they had done. Dennis I want to thank you for what done and it tells me that there are still some people around that believe in donig the right thing!!!!!
 
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