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(Bonner County Daily Bee)   Good news: Rare, threatened lynx sighted in Northern Idaho. Bad news: Stuck in bobcat trap. Fark: Upon discovery, it was promptly shot dead   (bonnercountydailybee.com) divider line 125
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2013-01-18 03:03:05 PM
Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing it is that honesty is NOT the best policy. I dont know maybe the penalty could have been much harsher and they let him off easy but damn. Next time it happens we'll be hearing about how someone killed a Lynx and game and fish found it after snow melt in April.
 
2013-01-18 03:07:43 PM
I dunno....I would not be the one to take a live, angry and wounded lynx out of a trap, myself. What do they do, hit them over the head first so the trapper can survive proximity to a mad cat?
 
2013-01-18 03:07:44 PM
What a shot lynx might look like.

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2013-01-18 03:08:14 PM
Remind me not to report anything illegal I do.

First rule is never talk to the police.
 
2013-01-18 03:10:42 PM
I thought you said it was protected.
 
2013-01-18 03:11:52 PM
DAMMIT.
 
2013-01-18 03:13:08 PM
I tell ya, ever since everyone started using this Mosaic bullshiat.
 
2013-01-18 03:13:09 PM
Oblig...

www.goprographics.com
 
2013-01-18 03:14:00 PM
Good. That guy was a jerk anyway.
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/hot
 
2013-01-18 03:15:25 PM

Sapper_Topo: Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing it is that honesty is NOT the best policy. I dont know maybe the penalty could have been much harsher and they let him off easy but damn. Next time it happens we'll be hearing about how someone killed a Lynx and game and fish found it after snow melt in April.


Not to worry, Idahoans haven't been honest with themselves for decades.
 
2013-01-18 03:17:18 PM
...and why exactly are we killing Bobcats?
 
2013-01-18 03:17:25 PM
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Stay on your toes, Lynx.
 
2013-01-18 03:21:30 PM
Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.
 
2013-01-18 03:21:48 PM
If you're really not suprised by this, does it still remain "Fark"?
 
2013-01-18 03:21:53 PM

Sapper_Topo: Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing it is that honesty is NOT the best policy. I dont know maybe the penalty could have been much harsher and they let him off easy but damn. Next time it happens we'll be hearing about how someone killed a Lynx and game and fish found it after snow melt in April.


He admitted to doing something illegal in court, are they supposed to let him go?

"Yes, Mr. Judge, I confess to raping so-and-so, are we cool, can I go home now?"
 
2013-01-18 03:21:59 PM

EdNortonsTwin: ...and why exactly are we killing Bobcats?


Killing animals is just what we do.
 
2013-01-18 03:23:29 PM

EdNortonsTwin: ...and why exactly are we killing Bobcats?


There are lots of bobcats. You can see them at nearly every construction site.
 
2013-01-18 03:24:27 PM
He's lucky he's not going to jail.

And yes, other nutters, lie about the illegal things you do. Then, when you get caught, you can prompty go to prison
 
2013-01-18 03:25:51 PM

Sapper_Topo: Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing...


....know exactly what you are aiming at before you shoot. (FTFY)

// one of the most basic elements of firearm safety.
 
2013-01-18 03:26:07 PM

EdNortonsTwin: ...and why exactly are we killing Bobcats?


Eh, if he has a farm with small livestock he probably has a reason. I don't understand why he'd trap them first, though.
 
2013-01-18 03:26:40 PM
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RIP

...wait, what?
 
2013-01-18 03:28:38 PM

EdNortonsTwin: ...and why exactly are we killing Bobcats?


Could be for many reason. Population control or selling the pelts are a few examples.

I've not heard of anybody eating a bobcat, but mtn. lion is very good. So maybe they are eating it.
 
2013-01-18 03:30:24 PM

ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.


Bobcats are generally considered varmints.
 
2013-01-18 03:30:33 PM

Sapper_Topo: Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing it is that honesty is NOT the best policy. I dont know maybe the penalty could have been much harsher and they let him off easy but damn. Next time it happens we'll be hearing about how someone killed a Lynx and game and fish found it after snow melt in April.


/Came here to say this. The officer said, ya, we are happy that he was honest enough to report it as an accident, but we still had to bend him over and give him a good anal rogering for the lulz. That will teach you to be honest. Next time just kick snow over it and move the trap.
 
2013-01-18 03:30:43 PM
There's a song in this somewhere.
 
2013-01-18 03:31:19 PM
Why are there quote marks around the word "threatened" in the linked story's headline?

Is it an editorial commentary on the concept of threatened species or is the copy editor incompetent?
 
2013-01-18 03:31:46 PM

ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.


Takes an even bigger one to berate a person online without knowing them.
 
2013-01-18 03:32:09 PM

ArgusRun: It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.


Stop. You're making me blush.
/I'm too lazy to run a trap line, though.
 
2013-01-18 03:34:31 PM

Stone Meadow: Oblig...


This is gross. I'd like to apply this philosophy to some people, but that would make me a criminal.
/o well, thanks be to American Exceptionalism
//rules are for everyone else EXCEPT me & those who share my philosophy.
 
2013-01-18 03:35:21 PM
Hey everyone it's almost Caturday!
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2013-01-18 03:35:31 PM

ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.


Exactly. So disgusting.
 
2013-01-18 03:37:29 PM

BGates: ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.

Takes an even bigger one to berate a person online without knowing them.


Actions speak for themselves.
/ douche bag is as douche bag does.
 
2013-01-18 03:39:00 PM

Ronin_S: Sapper_Topo: Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing it is that honesty is NOT the best policy. I dont know maybe the penalty could have been much harsher and they let him off easy but damn. Next time it happens we'll be hearing about how someone killed a Lynx and game and fish found it after snow melt in April.

He admitted to doing something illegal in court, are they supposed to let him go?

"Yes, Mr. Judge, I confess to raping so-and-so but I thought it was someone else, are we cool, can I go home now?"


More relevant to this case.  :)
 
2013-01-18 03:39:39 PM

kombat_unit: ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.

Bobcats are generally considered varmints.


So tourture is ok as long as the tourtured are of "lesser" perceived value?

/unsportsmanlike conduct
 
2013-01-18 03:41:24 PM
He was fined $200 and ordered to pay $25 restitution to Idaho Fish and Game and $160 in court costs.THAT'LL LEARN HIM!
 
2013-01-18 03:42:26 PM

Sapper_Topo: Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing it is that honesty is NOT the best policy. I dont know maybe the penalty could have been much harsher and they let him off easy but damn. Next time it happens we'll be hearing about how someone killed a Lynx and game and fish found it after snow melt in April.


That sounds nice, but you can't just expect to be let off the hook for confessing to a crime. He was big enough of a man to admit his mistake and sometimes those mistakes can have consequences.
 
2013-01-18 03:43:48 PM

faeriefay: BGates: ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.

Takes an even bigger one to berate a person online without knowing them.

Actions speak for themselves.
/ douche bag is as douche bag does.


How much do you know about trapping?
 
2013-01-18 03:44:07 PM

ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is.


That's why it's called trapping, not hunting.
 
2013-01-18 03:44:08 PM
Lynx are a lot more like dogs in temperament than cats. I got the opportunity to spend time with two lynx in captivity. They are very easy animals to get be around. Bobcats are nasty, got to be around a bobcat during that time, they will fark you up if you give them half a chance.
 
2013-01-18 03:44:28 PM

faeriefay: kombat_unit: ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.

Bobcats are generally considered varmints.

So tourture is ok as long as the tourtured are of "lesser" perceived value?

/unsportsmanlike conduct


Take a pill, crybaby.
 
2013-01-18 03:44:50 PM

LandOfChocolate: Sapper_Topo: Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing it is that honesty is NOT the best policy. I dont know maybe the penalty could have been much harsher and they let him off easy but damn. Next time it happens we'll be hearing about how someone killed a Lynx and game and fish found it after snow melt in April.

That sounds nice, but you can't just expect to be let off the hook for confessing to a crime. He was big enough of a man to admit his mistake and sometimes those mistakes can have consequences.


Exactly and in this case it was simply a $200 fine plus court costs. I paid more for my last speeding ticket.
 
2013-01-18 03:45:45 PM

BGates: ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.

Takes an even bigger one to berate a person online without knowing them.


I've known various trappers. Everyone of them were complete assholes and borderline crazy.
 
2013-01-18 03:49:03 PM
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2013-01-18 03:53:12 PM

GanjSmokr: Ronin_S: Sapper_Topo: Well thats nice the guy immediately calls fish and game to report that he made a mistake and they still fine him? If this story teaches us one thing it is that honesty is NOT the best policy. I dont know maybe the penalty could have been much harsher and they let him off easy but damn. Next time it happens we'll be hearing about how someone killed a Lynx and game and fish found it after snow melt in April.

He admitted to doing something illegal in court, are they supposed to let him go?

"Yes, Mr. Judge, I confess to raping so-and-so but I thought it was someone else, are we cool, can I go home now?"

More relevant to this case.  :)


Reminds me of an episode of Homicide where one kid kills another, then honestly cannot understand why he's still being held and charged because it turns out he shot the wrong kid.
 
2013-01-18 03:56:04 PM
$385
Wow. That's such a painful punishment. ಠ_ಠ
 
2013-01-18 03:59:13 PM

iaazathot: BGates: ArgusRun: Sorry, douchebag. Trapping wildlife for anything other than pest control and food is literally the lowest form of "hunting" there is. It takes a big man to set traps, walk away and then come back a few days later and finish off a broken and tortured animal.

Takes an even bigger one to berate a person online without knowing them.

I've known various trappers. Everyone of them were complete assholes and borderline crazy.


So have I and none of them are as you speak.
 
2013-01-18 04:00:00 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Why are there quote marks around the word "threatened" in the linked story's headline?

Is it an editorial commentary on the concept of threatened species or is the copy editor incompetent?


Editorial commentary. Canadian lynx aren't threatened at all. They're just scarce south of the Canadian border. Some people would like them to be as large a nuisance problem at bobcats I guess.
 
2013-01-18 04:00:26 PM

2 Replies: $385
Wow. That's such a painful punishment. ಠ_ಠ


This has been said a couple of times now that this fine is low - does anyone know what the fine/punishment could have been had he not reported it right away voluntarily?

/I'm off to look as well, but someone might already know...
 
2013-01-18 04:06:29 PM
I prefer my lynx well done.
 
2013-01-18 04:08:02 PM

GanjSmokr: 2 Replies: $385
Wow. That's such a painful punishment. ಠ_ಠ

This has been said a couple of times now that this fine is low - does anyone know what the fine/punishment could have been had he not reported it right away voluntarily?

/I'm off to look as well, but someone might already know...


Link

Penalties
There are different degrees of violation with the law. The most punishable offenses are trafficking,[69] and any act of knowingly "taking" (which includes harming, wounding, or killing) an endangered species.
The penalties for these violations can be a maximum fine of up to $50,000 or imprisonment for one year, or both, and civil penalties of up to $25,000 per violation, may be assessed. Lists of violations and exact fines are available through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration web-site.[70]
One provision of this law is that no penalty may be imposed if, by a preponderance of the evidence that the act was in self defense. The law also eliminates criminal penalties for accidentally killing listed species during farming and ranching activities.[71]
In addition to fines or imprisonment, a license, permit, or other agreement issued by a Federal Agency that authorized an individual to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants may be revoked, suspended or modified. Any federal hunting or fishing permits that were issued to a person who violates the ESA can be canceled or suspended for up to a year.
 
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