Sunday, October 4, 2009
In the article New York Man Fined $12,090 in Elk Killing talks about a trophy elk killed out of season by a poacher in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. On September 27th, Thomas Post was hunting in Glenwood Springs on private property when he ran across the elk and shot it. It was not yet rifle season, so it was an illegal kill. Mr. Post was charged with Hunting with an Improper License and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife. Poaching, usually done during mating season, is illegal because it interferes with the animal's chance to breed. Hunting is a privilege and can be taken away. Poaching can be stop by reporting illegal hunters and forcing the laws and consequences. This will ensure the welfare of the animals and the recreational sport of hunting.