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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 04:08:36 PM

ms_lara_croft: [d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net image 500x375]


That would make for a rather interesting morning constitutional.
 
2013-01-18 04:13:19 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.


You obviously aren't man enough to admit your mistakes. Thankfully this man was. Honor must not be in your vocabulary. Good luck in life.

May karma kick you swiftly in the nuts.
 
2013-01-18 04:16:20 PM
They are extremely secretive and difficult to census

So they're republican?
 
2013-01-18 04:18:34 PM

BGates: 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?


Enough. I grew up in a hunting family.
 
2013-01-18 04:19:50 PM

BGates: 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?


Am from this part of the world.
 
2013-01-18 04:22:10 PM

BGates: 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?


Am from this part of the world.

/good kill = clean head shot.

//bad kill = animal left to suffer for hours (days) before finally being put out of it's misery.
 
2013-01-18 04:25:20 PM
It was coming right for me.  Also, it was delicious.
 
2013-01-18 04:26:37 PM
The reason the guy couldn't tell the difference between a bobcat and a lynx is a bobcat is a lynx...
 
2013-01-18 04:26:46 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.


A $200 fine and $25 restitution is pretty light for poaching. This guy knew what was going to happen when he reported it. Pretty stand up move to report it.
 
2013-01-18 04:26:46 PM

kombat_unit: 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.


I'd like to see you in a trap.
/wouldn't shoot you
//would just laugh as you bleed slowly to death.
 
2013-01-18 04:29:20 PM

Stone Meadow: Oblig...

[www.goprographics.com image 330x206]


That's the Idaho way.

/good riddance to vermin
 
2013-01-18 04:32:28 PM
I really disagree with leg hold traps. Cruel inventions should be illegal.
 
2013-01-18 04:33:11 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Stone Meadow: Oblig...

[www.goprographics.com image 330x206]

That's the Idaho way.

/good riddance to vermin


Kill kill kill
/why Idaho sucks
//sadly from that gene pool.
///guess that's why I have violent tendencies.
////towards people I consider vermin.
 
2013-01-18 04:34:32 PM

Walker: He was fined $200 and ordered to pay $25 restitution to Idaho Fish and Game and $160 in court costs.THAT'LL LEARN HIM!


Wait, THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE BIATCHING ABOUT?

Jesus F--KING Christ, yes he got off light.  Dumbass mistake or not.  Dumbass mistakes don't get you off punishment for different crimes either, although they might be taken into account.  Goddamn.
 
2013-01-18 04:35:44 PM

MycroftHolmes: 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.

A $200 fine and $25 restitution is pretty light for poaching. This guy knew what was going to happen when he reported it. Pretty stand up move to report it.


More stand up than certain folks in this thread, I'll grant you that.
 
2013-01-18 04:36:21 PM
It's a creationist conspiracy - they were worried that this missing lynx would prove evolution.
 
2013-01-18 04:39:55 PM

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



Because it was beyond threatened. It was dead.
 
2013-01-18 04:40:35 PM

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


Depends on the situation. If you're in a rural area, lots of forest, trees, mountains, just let them be. If you live in an Urban area, and they come around and the DEA or local Animal Control is unwilling or unable to do anything about it, it's best to get rid of them yourself before they go after your pets or your kids.
 
2013-01-18 04:42:03 PM

BGates: 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.


Perhaps you are unable to see the characteristics, since you might feel kinship with them.
 
2013-01-18 04:43:04 PM

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

Depends on the situation. If you're in a rural area, lots of forest, trees, mountains, just let them be. If you live in an Urban area, and they come around and the DEA or local Animal Control is unwilling or unable to do anything about it, it's best to get rid of them yourself before they go after your pets or your kids.


This should say DEP, unless of course the Bobcats are dealing coke.
 
2013-01-18 04:44:15 PM
www.cinemorgue2.com
/vermin
 
2013-01-18 04:46:26 PM

faeriefay: /vermin


/ yes, I am really from Idaho.
 
2013-01-18 04:50:39 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

What lynx may have looked like
 
2013-01-18 04:51:32 PM
Anyone remember this?

www.i-mockery.com

I still have one.
 
2013-01-18 04:51:32 PM

faeriefay: BGates: 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?

Am from this part of the world.

/good kill = clean head shot.

//bad kill = animal left to suffer for hours (days) before finally being put out of it's misery.


Know how I know you're full of it?
 
2013-01-18 04:52:34 PM

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

Depends on the situation. If you're in a rural area, lots of forest, trees, mountains, just let them be. If you live in an Urban area, and they come around and the DEA or local Animal Control is unwilling or unable to do anything about it, it's best to get rid of them yourself before they go after your pets or your kids.

This should say DEP, unless of course the Bobcats are dealing coke.

t.qkme.me
 
2013-01-18 04:56:52 PM

shaken_not_stirred: faeriefay: BGates: 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?

Am from this part of the world.

/good kill = clean head shot.

//bad kill = animal left to suffer for hours (days) before finally being put out of it's misery.

Know how I know you're full of it?


Yeah... you don't aim for the head. I really have nothing against most forms of hunting as long as it's done responsibly. But trapping is just... unfair. And slow. And christ, bobcats? They don't harm humans. They are low down on the list of predators who take sheep or goats. They'll get a chicken, but frankly it's your fault if you let them. We've already eliminated most of the wild predators in this country. Can't you leave this one alone?
 
2013-01-18 04:57:14 PM

grokca: I prefer my lynx well done.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-18 04:59:59 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.


I was under the impression that even a small child could accomplish a task like that.

spman: spman: EdNortonsTwin: ***snip***

This should say DEP, unless of course the Bobcats are dealing coke.


You can't trust those urban bobcats. One minute their hoppin all nimbly bimbly from tree to tree, the next you bust 'em in a Winnebago full of ganja headed for Canada. Meow.
 
2013-01-18 05:06:27 PM
Sapper_Topo [TotalFark]
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.

S
  S
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2013-01-18 05:09:06 PM
Ronin_S

"Yes, Mr. Judge, I confess to raping so-and-so, are we cool, can I go home now?"
God you bunny fu*kers are such idiots. When you make such stupid moral equivalencies you aren't helping your cause. But hey, when was using logic or facts required for the left.
 
2013-01-18 05:09:57 PM

dabbletech: I thought you said it was protected.


How can it be protected if I had such a clear shot?

/obscure?
 
2013-01-18 05:12:06 PM

doczoidberg: Anyone remember this?



I still have one.


I remember a different model of that system, does that count?
 
2013-01-18 05:13:18 PM

shaken_not_stirred: faeriefay: BGates: 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?

Am from this part of the world.

/good kill = clean head shot.

//bad kill = animal left to suffer for hours (days) before finally being put out of it's misery.

Know how I know you're full of it?


Maybe you're just a poor shot?
/ that is what I was taught.
//maybe not a head shot but a clean kill.
///you're a dick. Probably a small one at best.
 
2013-01-18 05:15:27 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.


THIS if I ever accidently a red wolf while coyote hunting Im definitely not calling the game warden, just leaving it where it lays
 
2013-01-18 05:27:13 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.


Less than $400 is a harsh sentence? Stop being poor.
 
2013-01-18 05:27:23 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.


You didn't mean to shift into drive instead of reverse and take out the store's front window.  Do you expect to not have to pay the damages?

He's paying a few hundred in fines vs. thousands and losing his hunting privileges.  I don't know if all states do this, but here they can also seize all your equipment for poaching (never to be seen again) including the vehicle you used to transport the animal.  More then one poacher has lost his truck, ATV, and RV in one fell swoop.  Plus if you are banned from further licenses, many states have reciprocal relationships: you can't hunt there either.

Most officials are pretty nice about reported mistakes (misread your tag, shot the wrong gender, wandered out of your zone) if you report immediately, but there will still be consequences.  This is also to prevent the "OMG officer, I'm so glad you just walked up behind me.  I was just about to call the 800 number with my cell phone, I accidentally took out a 8 point bull when I have a cow license, we cool?"
 
2013-01-18 05:27:56 PM

aishacat: a bobcat is a lynx


Right, they're from the same genus. But what is commonly known as a "bobcat" is a distinct species from the Canadian Lynx being discussed in this article. Bobcats aren't threatened. The Canadian lynx is actually a threatened species in the US (but it's nowhere near threatened in Canada). So... what was your point?
 
BHK
2013-01-18 05:31:00 PM

Gilligann: They are extremely secretive and difficult to census

So they're republican?


Libertarian. I expect that the Democrats here will be calling for fines to be imposed upon any Lynx who refuses to share any of his personal details in a census.
 
2013-01-18 05:31:21 PM

OnlyM3: Ronin_S

"Yes, Mr. Judge, I confess to raping so-and-so, are we cool, can I go home now?" God you bunny fu*kers are such idiots. When you make such stupid moral equivalencies you aren't helping your cause. But hey, when was using logic or facts required for the left.


Because anyone who disagrees with you is on "the left" or is it because you only use "logic or facts" when writing your diatribes on the internets?
 
2013-01-18 05:34:21 PM

faeriefay: faeriefay: /vermin

/ yes, I am really from Idaho.


High five! In Idaho as well. Yay for potato farkers.
 
2013-01-18 05:40:11 PM
"The man told investigators he would have released the animal from the trap had he known it was a lynx. Because he could not see the animal's paws because of snow, and he believed it was a bobcat, he shot it."

It's the ears you look at.  Were they obscured by snow too?
 
2013-01-18 05:42:24 PM

Beeblebrox: 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.

Less than $400 is a harsh sentence? Stop being poor.


Please re-read what you quoted.
 
2013-01-18 05:42:53 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.


That's what real hunters do.
 
2013-01-18 05:56:20 PM

santadog: "The man told investigators he would have released the animal from the trap had he known it was a lynx. Because he could not see the animal's paws because of snow, and he believed it was a bobcat, he shot it."

It's the ears you look at.  Were they obscured by snow too?


Damn forest cats and their stupid hipster ears.
 
2013-01-18 06:12:49 PM
Nice to know there are some scrupulous Farkers who'd accept their punishment like grownups. The ones who'd just shoot it, remove it from the trap and leave it there without reporting their legal transgressions...well, based on their other posts, I'm not surprised.
 
2013-01-18 06:13:26 PM
All they had to do was let it sit there and the batteries would have run out in three hours.
 
2013-01-18 06:24:22 PM

ArgusRun: shaken_not_stirred: faeriefay: BGates: 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?

Am from this part of the world.

/good kill = clean head shot.

//bad kill = animal left to suffer for hours (days) before finally being put out of it's misery.

Know how I know you're full of it?

Yeah... you don't aim for the head. I really have nothing against most forms of hunting as long as it's done responsibly. But trapping is just... unfair. And slow. And christ, bobcats? They don't harm humans. They are low down on the list of predators who take sheep or goats. They'll get a chicken, but frankly it's your fault if you let them. We've already eliminated most of the wild predators in this country. Can't you leave this one alone?


You've never happened upon a bobcat in the field have you?

They will fark you up.
 
2013-01-18 06:26:01 PM

faeriefay: shaken_not_stirred: faeriefay: BGates: 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?

Am from this part of the world.

/good kill = clean head shot.

//bad kill = animal left to suffer for hours (days) before finally being put out of it's misery.

Know how I know you're full of it?

Maybe you're just a poor shot?
/ that is what I was taught.
//maybe not a head shot but a clean kill.
///you're a dick. Probably a small one at best.


Anybody who taught you to go for a head shot on ANY food game is an idiot, and most importantly, obviously not a hunter.
 
2013-01-18 06:32:39 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Nice to know there are some scrupulous Farkers who'd accept their punishment like grownups. The ones who'd just shoot it, remove it from the trap and leave it there without reporting their legal transgressions...well, based on their other posts, I'm not surprised.


What if it bit my sister, then I shot it and left it for dead?
 
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