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  • Play by the rules
    October 11, 2012 - 16:11

    I don't agree with ever giving them tags again. Three years is a joke. If they are doing it to the moose, good chance they have a net or two hidden in the back of the shed as well. They think it's their right to poach......

  • meme
    October 10, 2012 - 22:10

    there are so many other things to worry about!!! kill an animal to feed the family big deal!! I have friends that can't find a doctor!!! Please start doing something to help!!

    • Comment
      October 11, 2012 - 09:07

      What does breaking the law have to do with a shortage of general practitioners?? Law enforcers do not recruit physicians.

  • Vic
    October 10, 2012 - 22:04

    Of course they should be punished. But how is it that these guys get significant fines and 5-year bans, when child abusers and people convicted of sexual assaults, for example, often get away with much less?!

  • David
    October 10, 2012 - 21:02

    This is one ignorant island teeming with hillbillies.....and it always will be . That is all.

  • emily
    October 10, 2012 - 19:19

    what is going to happen with that moose?

  • seriously
    October 10, 2012 - 19:09

    5 year ban from holding a license? what a joke. It takes a person 3-4 years to get a license on the avalon the way the pools work. These guys have to wait only a couple more years.

  • KR
    October 10, 2012 - 16:36

    Yes, we have too many moose but poaching is wrong, wrong, wrong.

  • Johhny
    October 10, 2012 - 16:19

    3 fewer morons wanderings around with guns in the woods - win win situation for everyone. Safer for hikers, safer for anyone who wants to enjoy nature instead of just trying to destroy it.

  • flexxa
    October 10, 2012 - 15:23

    ...not withstanding the over abundance of moose the problem is the continued attitude towards poaching of any type. The attitude of "I don't have to follow the rules" by a select few is disgusting.

  • Cherry Hill
    October 10, 2012 - 12:18

    3 less moose to worry about on the highways.... I don't see anything wrong with that

    • sc
      October 10, 2012 - 14:54

      Re. comment by C. Hill. Unfortunately you misunderstand the contents of this article. It does not discuss whether there should be more or fewer moose on or near a highway. It's about 3 people who chose to break the law simply because they felt it did not apply to them. Your comments suggest that you (and probably many other people in NL) also feel that laws can be ignored if they pose an inconvenience in any way or if you simply don't like them. It must be frustrating for the various police and other officers who are committed to preserving wildlife in this province when so many people simply want to kill everything that moves and feel entitled to do so whenever the mood suites them. It must also be frustrating to these officers that all their hard work resulted in such a light fine being imposed on these three lawbreakers. Perhaps if the government and courts took the problem of poaching more seriously and introduced stiffer penalties there would be fewer people willing to break the law. Perhaps something in the neighbourhood of $10,000 per animal would be a suitable deterrent. Furthermore, does anyone believe that prohibiting these poachers from getting a licence to hunt will deter them from repeating the crime? They've already demonstrated their contempt for the laws of this province.

  • LYMP
    October 10, 2012 - 11:58

    Looks good on em!