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Comments for: $3,000 reward offered for information on illegal deer-poaching in Ripley

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  • Anonymous

    There is no honor among thieves.

    $3000 will prove this true. 

    • Tom Brown III

       not everyone who “jacks” deer is a thief. however criminals tend to be less intelligent and they will blab to friends and for poor uneducated people $3000.00 is plenty of incentive to roll on someone.

      • You had better believe that everyone who “Jacks” deer is a thief!

        Otherwise not every “Bank Robber” is a thief!

        Making up exceptions is delusional  thinking!

  • Anonymous

    What a criminal waste!

  • Anonymous

    Psychopaths kill for pleasure..What a waste…

    • Anonymous

      Killing innocent animals is one step away from becoming a serial killer. Proven fact. 

      • Anonymous

        That is a pretty broad (not to mention ridiculous) statement. So, you are saying that the thousands upon thousands of legitimate hunters in Maine are one step away from being serial killers?! A proven fact?!? Hogwash! Where are you getting your facts, on the back of a bubblegum wrapper?

        This poaching incident is horrendous for sure, but it does not represent the intent or actions of true sportsmen. These people will be caught, and I hope they get what’s coming to them!

        • Anonymous

          I meant nothing about hunters who are true sportsmen and did not feel the need to state that.  So please don’t get so wound up .  I do apologize for any misleading statement about this incident.  Yes, indeed, any person who deliberatlely kills an animal or animals and just leaves them, is not of sound mind.  Facts from the Web.  Just hope the brute is caught and punished to the full extent of the law.

          • I believe the reason mainecoast got defensive is because there ARE people out there that think hunters and sportsmen are one step away from becoming a serial killer.  Thank you for not blanketing all of us together. :-)

          • Anonymous

            You tell’em BHT!   Like hammockbear said “it’s a fact from the web”  so therefore it MUST be true!   I have to go now, I met a supermodel on a dating site and she’s going to take me out in her Lamborgini.

          • Anonymous

            Have you studied past grade school or high school?  Apparently you never had anyone you know die from the savage killing of a serial killer.  Suggest you use the internet and learn some facts.

          • Anonymous

            I have twelve years of school (graduated from 6th grade), and no, fortunately I have never had any one close to me murdered by a serial killer.  Thankfully you (and I) understand that the intentional killing of animals and leaving them is the product of a sick mind, and that hunters are not serial killers.  I only take exception to your citing of the web as source of “fact” and if you have done any post-secondary education you know that use of internet citations is limited by any quality institution and that facts presented must be quantitative rather than qualitative.

          • Anonymous

            The web is used most often for fact finding.  Books are thankfully used for eductional research too.  Suggest you do a bit of research on that topic and you will see in print for yourself.  Too much time is passing that the guilty have not been turned in.  Surely, people do know who did this.  Those that do know who did this are cowards in not telling the game wardens. .

          • Anonymous

            Hey,  our family ate venison and never knew what beef was until Dad didn’t get a deer one year. My job was to help skin those deer.  Enough said. 

      • LOL !

           I am a Hunter and one day looked at a  friends display of 20 + years of trophys on the wall and proclaimed to him that !!

        YES!!

         He was the definition of a Serial Killer!

        And “WE” continue!

  • As a hunter and sportsman, this makes my blood boil.  I could *understand* if their family was going hungry and took one home for the meat, but to leave three of them there to waste away is absolutely disgusting. 

    • Anonymous

      point well made todd. sometimes people do what they have to in order to survive, this obviously wasnt the case here.

      • Davida Willette

        i bet it was a bunch of teenagers 

    • Tom Brown III

       as a fellow hunter and sportsman I agree with your sentiment. I have know many families with next to nothing who have been forced to take game out of season but it never goes to waste and never took more than what was needed to feed their families. this is just ignorant and wasteful.

      • Get a clue!

        This is Rural Maine in a Nutshell !

        Get all you can Get and ” Get ” !

        It is Disgusting!

        Wether it be night hunting, driving deer, or hunting off your brothers doe permit it is all theft from the rest of us that enjoy hunting!

        It is “ALL” to common!

    • RJ

      You wanna shoot something & leave it, go after the coyotes. 

    • THANKS!!   You saved me a lotta typing.  My thoughts exactly!  Think you got the most “likes” in a 4 hour period!!

    • Anonymous

      My Dad was a warden decades ago in Northern Aroostook.  He would turn a blind eye if the ‘poacher’ was doing it to feed the family – and he knew which families were in need, but he would never tolerate this horrible behavior.   These subhumans have absolutely no regard for wildlife, the environment or fellow citizens.   People of Ripley keep your ears to the ground, do a little detective work and report the SOBs.  I’ve done it before and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.  20+ years ago someone shot a moose and a bear on our property and just left them there to rot.  REALLY?   I am just furious over this situation.       

      • So its “Ok” to poach if you are in need and can  get away with it but  if the heat comes and you and your buddies scramble and leave the carcasses it’s not!

        Brilliant!

        • Anonymous

          you can take out of season in an emergency. but it is not ok to just go killing animals cause you want to

          • “you can take out of season in an emergency”

            Where is “that” one in the Game Laws?

            LOL

        • Anonymous

          Perhaps if you had spent some time in the county decades ago with no access to food cupboards or welfare (or you were too proud to ask for help) you might have a clue.   For some families this was the only meat they had all winter.   My dad, the warden, may not have been “brilliant” but he was compassionate.  Not everything is black and white.    I’d rather our citizens take a deer for survival than an out of state hunter bait a bear for the trophy.   Where are you from?  Just curious.   

    • Anonymous

       I’m with you.  It’s one thing to have to feed your family, even if it is breaking “the law”, times are hard, prices are astronomical for food, fuel and such, paychecks are nill….if you’re lucky to get one, but people still have to eat.  Doing that is wrong, just plain wrong.

      • Anonymous

        Ok, then. If it’s a matter of feeding the family, and there is no other way to get food, ask your legislator to introduce a bill exempting destitute hungry people from the laws designed to protect wildlife. Just give ’em a special dispensation certificate. It would negate the need – according to some who’ve posted it – for wardens to play judge and jury in poaching cases.

    • Davida Willette

      this is sick 

    • Anonymous

      plenty of food cupboards around nowadays.  no need or reason to poach

      • “Plenty” of food cupboards around who are begging people for donations because they don’t have enough food to feed the hungry in their communities. 

        • Anonymous

          then those that are hungry should apply for food stamps or find a street corner to beg money from. how about selling the guns to buy food instead of poaching. having dad in jail for 3 days min. and a $1000 fine aint gonna help the family none.  

    • Anonymous

      i completly agree with ya. very well said and i feel the same.

  • Anonymous

    I would just like to see my Grandson get his first deer this year. These guys kill them and leave them to rot. I hope they are caught,and throw the book at them!

  • Anonymous

    I hope these jerks get caught and get what they deserve.

  • Anonymous

    Rat Rewards and I would to love to post the Official paid infomant’s list with assigned numbers that I have.

  • Anonymous

    Any body know the where abouts of Bill R. on the nights in question?

    • Anonymous

      It was me and I’m turning myself in so that I can get the Rat Reward. LOL

    • Did “you” hold the Flashlight?

  • Anonymous

    Where’s “North Woods Law” when you need ’em

    • Anonymous

      That show is a farce…Looks good if you dont know what area they are filming it…. But if you know the area it will make you go wtf.. One game warden was asked what he thought of the show, he said no comment..

  • Anonymous

    Is there such a thing a legal poaching? I do agree this is a total waste. Take what you shoot if you really need it.

    • There is un written law in Maine that Poachers are Night Hunters ” Only” and everyone that shoots ten for his relatives and friends is a Hero!

  • Old Bear

    I think it about time as hunters and sportsman in the state of maine we should do our part in helping  the Warden Service nail each and everyone these low lifes. I bet before the end of the deer season we will see atleast hundred more of cases. Maybe the court system should nail these people with a 2 years in  jail. Lets see how funny that is to them.. SCUM BUCKETS that all they are. Todd Foster great point.

    • Anonymous

      Guess you’re going to raise taxes to build a new prison?

      • Old Bear

        I guess your right!!!!

  • scumbags!

  • Anonymous

    shoot the poachers and hang them on a game pole.

  • Dadoftoo

    losers.

  • Anonymous

    For $3000, someone will turn them in. No honor. I am glad to see that the Warden Service and the BDN are not confusing “poachers” with “hunters” in the article.

  • Anonymous

    Wardens depend on rats, to turn people in. So lets all rat on our buddies, no honor in that! But!!! killing deer, and then leaving them is just wrong. No honor in just killing for the sake of killing, I hope they get caught. 

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm…last time a poaching ring was discovered and those responsible were prosecuted, a Pittsfield police officer was the ring leader.  Lowlife cowards, one and all.  One can only hope they choke on the venison.

  • RJ

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    Oh … may the day come when a poacher is left in a field with deep antler ruts evident all over his corpse.

    (well, maybe that was too graphic ….. nah …. )

  • Jazz11

    In that part of the state it, this is not suprising. Even they joks about the gene spoon, noty gene pool.

  • Anonymous

    It is not the poaching that bothers me, IF the poachers need the meat for food. It is the deer killed and not taken for food. There was a group of poachers, and they only brought home one deer? Maybe they should go out again, and they could come back with a woman hanging out clothes…  

  • Anonymous

    This is disgusting.  Not long ago, two bucks were shot near Little Deer Isle and only their horns taken. We need more inforcement.

    • Talk to your Governor who is giving all the Revenue away for VOTES!

      • Anonymous

        Not MY governor! I lay the blame for stuff like this directly at his door.

  • Anonymous

    Many parts of the state are being overrun by deer, eating crops and gardens and spreading lyme disease.  Why are they a protected species and why is taxpayer money being used for this?

    • Anonymous

      They are protected only in that there is a season in which to hunt them. And the season is established partly by the wisdom of not killling them when the young are born and partly because it is not humane to hunt at night, for example. I know there are other reasons why we have seasons. And, FYI, in many parts of Maine the deer are all gone.

  • Randall Flagg

    it was me

  • Anonymous

    MURDERERS !

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