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(Outside Online)   Man arrested for shooting robotic deer when it's neither deer nor robot season. With helpful photo of what a robotic deer would look like, if it were an elk   (outsideonline.com) divider line 69
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2013-11-14 08:15:41 PM  
How does he cook that robotic deer?
 
2013-11-14 08:18:53 PM  

plushpuppy: How does he cook that robotic deer?


There's only one way

unrealitymag.com
 
2013-11-14 08:19:02 PM  

plushpuppy: How does he cook that robotic deer?


i.imgur.com

I don't know, but I do know you can't eat that raw.
 
2013-11-14 08:19:05 PM  

plushpuppy: How does he cook that robotic deer?


Confit. Duh.
 
2013-11-14 09:08:21 PM  
Anyone who looked at that and thought it was a real deer is too blind to own firearms.
 
2013-11-14 09:39:19 PM  
Not even representative of a legal deer in Texas...


/Can't wait for robot season.
 
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2013-11-14 11:03:15 PM  
This guy had a clean shot at a non-moving deer, even had a rifle rest, and he hit it in the NECK?
 
2013-11-14 11:38:51 PM  
When shooting robotic deer is outlawed, only outlaws will shoot robotic deer.

/citizen
 
2013-11-14 11:40:14 PM  
They've already swapped out the photo....
 
2013-11-14 11:41:20 PM  
userserve-ak.last.fm

DEER SEASON!
 
2013-11-14 11:43:24 PM  
As Larry the Cable Guy showed, it's Only in America.

/even I can't believe I just said that.
 
2013-11-14 11:47:38 PM  
Heh, trespassing by projectile.
 
2013-11-14 11:49:10 PM  
If you happen to be driving down the road and see a naked blow-up doll on the side of the road don't pork it!  If you do, you might be charged with rape and definitely don't pop it.
 
2013-11-14 11:50:21 PM  

lack of warmth: As Larry the Cable Guy showed, it's Only in America.

/even I can't believe I just said that.Dear lord, I apologize ....


FTFY
 
2013-11-14 11:50:42 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Heh, trespassing by projectile.


media.urbandictionary.com
 
2013-11-14 11:53:00 PM  
I'm actually OK with this.
 
2013-11-14 11:53:58 PM  
pbfcomics.com
 
2013-11-14 11:54:08 PM  

Shadyman: Ow! That was my feelings!: Heh, trespassing by projectile.

[media.urbandictionary.com image 357x480]


I wonder if vomit counts.
 
2013-11-14 11:55:30 PM  
And second of all...

30.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-11-14 11:56:09 PM  
I'm thinking this cat was simply standing his ground. If I saw this thing coming at me, I'd light it up too!
webneel.com
 
2013-11-14 11:57:17 PM  
Not sure why this is a story.  Deer decoys have been used by state DNR officers for decades.  It's been at least 15 years since they switched to the animatronic ones.  It's an anti-poaching thing.
 
2013-11-15 12:00:51 AM  
I'll worry when the decoys become self-aware and start shooting back.
 
2013-11-15 12:03:24 AM  
Why isn't "I didn't shoot any deer" a legitimate defense?
 
2013-11-15 12:12:40 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-15 12:15:08 AM  

CreamFilling: Why isn't "I didn't shoot any deer" a legitimate defense?


Because admitting to randomly shooting a rifle for no reason might be even worse.
 
2013-11-15 12:17:02 AM  

lack of warmth: As Larry the Cable Guy showed, it's Only in America.

/even I can't believe I just said that.


diaf
 
2013-11-15 12:18:47 AM  
fc09.deviantart.net

Or, you know.
 
2013-11-15 12:20:01 AM  

LordOfThePings: And second of all...


Don't forget, Robanukah is early this year.

And
cdn.crooksandliars.com
 
2013-11-15 12:25:42 AM  
He was charged with shooting at Chuck Testa.
 
2013-11-15 12:28:53 AM  
Ah.

Pronoun trouble.
 
2013-11-15 12:47:38 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: CreamFilling: Why isn't "I didn't shoot any deer" a legitimate defense?

Because admitting to randomly shooting a rifle for no reason might be even worse.


And because attempting to commit a crime is still a crime, and that still doesn't help his "shooting from a roadway" charge. Also, to use the "I didn't shoot any deer" defense they usually simply call that a plea of "not guilty", unless he uses the "but it was a robot deer" defense, in which case he'd have to cop to the "shooting from a roadway" charge.

Also, why this is even news (not on Fark; in general) is newsworthy itself; these things have been in use for (probably significantly) well over a decade.
 
2013-11-15 12:51:07 AM  

dookdookdook: Anyone who looked at that and thought it was a real deer is too blind to own firearms.


The article says "morning". Probably early morning (dark, limited vision). The eyes (iirc) are luminescent or lights or something, simulating eye shine or some shiat.

And, let's face it: given the articles that routinely show up on Fark, hunters'll shoot at farking anything. For instance: link.
 
2013-11-15 12:54:40 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: CreamFilling: Why isn't "I didn't shoot any deer" a legitimate defense?

Because admitting to randomly shooting a rifle for no reason might be even worse.


They charged him with that too. One count of illegal discharge, two counts related to illegally taking a deer. That's bullshiat, unless those statutes also include attempting to do those things, like to cover if you shoot and miss. Otherwise, I think that should be an ironclad defense. Maybe they should tack on a charge of destroying government properly though.
 
2013-11-15 01:00:10 AM  
Bait deer.

Sucker got played.
 
2013-11-15 01:00:37 AM  
Love it that the comments are centered on elk vs deer as if it should be common knowledge and you're an idiot if you don't know.  I could tell you the difference between a seal and a sea lion when I was 10 but I wouldn't expect anyone inland to know.
 
2013-11-15 01:08:10 AM  
I took a wildlife law enforcement class back in college.  One of the stories the instructor told of when he was working as a game warden was about one of these things.  He and a partner set up a robodeer in a field, while they sat in a blind just inside the tree line.  They busted a few people for shooting at it.  Then, shortly before evening fell, this old Cutlass Ceirra rolled to a stop at the side of the road.  A little old lady climbed out and started tottering across the field towards the robodeer.

"Shoo!  Shoo!  Get outta here!  They're gonna shoot you!"

Finally, as she struggling closer, and they're tying to hold in their laughter, he had to stand up and lean out of the blind.  "Ma'am!  It's fake.  We're trying to catch poachers."

/csb
 
2013-11-15 01:09:08 AM  
The dumbass is lucky he was not in Minnesota as such a violation up here would cost you your gun and your vehicle.
 
2013-11-15 01:13:45 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: J. Frank Parnell: CreamFilling: Why isn't "I didn't shoot any deer" a legitimate defense?

Because admitting to randomly shooting a rifle for no reason might be even worse.

And because attempting to commit a crime is still a crime, and that still doesn't help his "shooting from a roadway" charge. Also, to use the "I didn't shoot any deer" defense they usually simply call that a plea of "not guilty", unless he uses the "but it was a robot deer" defense, in which case he'd have to cop to the "shooting from a roadway" charge.

Also, why this is even news (not on Fark; in general) is newsworthy itself; these things have been in use for (probably significantly) well over a decade.


But attempting to commit a crime isn't that crime itself. It's attempted murder instead of murder. Breaking and entering instead of burglary. He's already screwed on the firing from a roadway charge. Hunting out of season probably doesn't actually require that you kill anything, just that you intended to. But as his internet lawyer, I refuse to give into the third charge without a fight.
 
2013-11-15 01:48:29 AM  
I saw three whitetail deer this afternoon outside my house.  They all looked like this so-called "deer" and not at all like elk.

Has subby ever seen an elk? I think not...
 
2013-11-15 01:49:12 AM  
entrapment
 
2013-11-15 02:17:59 AM  
media.outsideonline.com

This is not an elk
 
2013-11-15 02:31:59 AM  

mikaloyd: This is not an elk


Looks like a horse someone glued a jackalope's head onto
 
2013-11-15 02:39:08 AM  
It's clearly not a robotic deer. I'm guessing its either a moose or a caribou. Possibly an an antelope, but they're not native to Florida.
 
2013-11-15 02:42:37 AM  

mikaloyd: [media.outsideonline.com image 800x450]

This is not an elk


It's also not a deer...
 
2013-11-15 02:52:28 AM  
Did they change the picture at some point? because all the folks in the article's comments saying its an elk in the picture seem entirely ignorant of what an elk actually looks like..
pretty hard to mistake an elk for a deer and vise versa..
As for it being entrapment? nope, setting up some bait is not entrapment.. now if a cop had handed him a rifle and said.. take a shot at that deer. Then it might be entrapment. This is more like those bait cars that the cops put on the street with the doors unlocked.. the thief that gets in the car and tries to drive away is not being entrapped. free will and what not, no one made the guy stop and take the shot. He could very easily have just kept on going down the road.
 
2013-11-15 03:05:51 AM  

LikeALeafOnTheWind: Did they change the picture at some point? because all the folks in the article's comments saying its an elk in the picture seem entirely ignorant of what an elk actually looks like..
pretty hard to mistake an elk for a deer and vise versa..
As for it being entrapment? nope, setting up some bait is not entrapment.. now if a cop had handed him a rifle and said.. take a shot at that deer. Then it might be entrapment. This is more like those bait cars that the cops put on the street with the doors unlocked.. the thief that gets in the car and tries to drive away is not being entrapped. free will and what not, no one made the guy stop and take the shot. He could very easily have just kept on going down the road.


If you're dumb enough to stop by the side of the road and take a shot at a stuffed animal, you're dumb enough to mistake an elk for a deer, I guess.
 
2013-11-15 03:57:22 AM  
What does the Faux say?

GUILTY!
 
2013-11-15 05:05:49 AM  
1. Through a scope he couldnt tell that was fake?!

2. With said scope and a rest...he shot it in the neck?
 
2013-11-15 05:20:54 AM  
Smithers, release the robotic Richard Simmons
 
2013-11-15 05:27:01 AM  

Gyrfalcon: mikaloyd: [media.outsideonline.com image 800x450]

This is not an elk

It's also not a deer...


It's a Doh
 
2013-11-15 06:40:34 AM  
i603.photobucket.com
 
pla
2013-11-15 07:38:54 AM  
I have a serious problem with calling this "poaching", all the other BS charges aside...

This doesn't involve taking elephants or rhinos or tigers or anything endangered and having a high resale value.  No real market exists for deer parts or meat.  Yes, you can buy deer meat in some specialty shops, but they have a looooong audit trail to prove the meat came from farmed rather than hunted deer, and wouldn't buy from some random schmuck dragging a carcass in off-season.

Which means anyone "poaching" deer has done so to feed himself and his family.  And again - Not talking about an endangered animal here, talking about a nuisance animal that causes hundreds of fatal car accidents each year we have so many of the damned things.

I have no problem with killing for food.  Hunting for the purpose of self preservation should count as a basic human right, not a string of miscellaneous crimes-by-technicality.
 
2013-11-15 07:52:47 AM  
Simpsons did it in the John Waters episode.

But seriously. People complain about The Simpsons using the same ideas over but what about reality?

Same old, same old. Man shoots deer, deer shoots man.

By the way, the game wardens have been using decoy deer (ranging from cardboard cutouts to robotic deer) for years to catch poachers. They got the idea from cops using decoy police cars and officers to control traffic. Or not. It's really hard to say where an idea comes from some times because everybody invents the same thing at the same time.

Just look at the light bulb, television, or the automobile. As Charles Hoy Fort put it, when steam engine time comes, you gett steam engines.

"If human thought is a growth, like all other growths, its logic is without foundation of its own, and is only the adjusting constructiveness of all other growing things. A tree can not find out, as it were, how to blossom, until comes blossom-time. A social growth cannot find out the use of steam engines, until comes steam-engine-time."
Lo! by Charles Hoy Fort

The next Sir Terry Pratchett novel to be released for the Christmas market is about the invention of steam engines on Discworld. Timely, you might say.
 
2013-11-15 08:35:42 AM  

EngineerBob: Gyrfalcon: mikaloyd: [media.outsideonline.com image 800x450]

This is not an elk

It's also not a deer...

It's a Doh


Wilderbeast?

Gnu?
 
2013-11-15 09:16:09 AM  
That is not an elk, subby.
 
2013-11-15 09:39:51 AM  

ltdanman44: entrapment


Sigh.

Entrapment is if the police induce you to commit a crime you otherwise wouldn't have.  Since, at no point did an officer suggest or try to tell this person they should shoot at this deer, its not entrapment.

Also, why isn't subby getting ripped a new one over claiming that looks like an elk?
 
2013-11-15 09:43:05 AM  

brantgoose: " A tree can not find out, as it were, how to blossom, until comes blossom-time. A social growth cannot find out the use of steam engines, until comes steam-engine-time."
Lo! by Charles Hoy Fort


Charles Hoy Fort sounds like an idiot.  He is basically saying, "It is what it is," in that quote.
 
2013-11-15 10:03:23 AM  

manimal2878: ltdanman44: entrapment

Sigh.

Entrapment is if the police induce you to commit a crime you otherwise wouldn't have.  Since, at no point did an officer suggest or try to tell this person they should shoot at this deer, its not entrapment.

Also, why isn't subby getting ripped a new one over claiming that looks like an elk?


One would argue if that deer wasn't there to induce, no crime would have taken place.  There was a case where police placed a wallet on the ground with money in it.   They arrested the first person who picked it up and pocketed the money for theft.

The guy got off by claiming entrapment.
 
2013-11-15 10:20:32 AM  
Kwame goes a huntin'.
 
2013-11-15 10:57:30 AM  
A deer may not be an elk, but all elk are deer.

As are moose and caribou.

TMYK
 
2013-11-15 11:43:11 AM  

Gyrfalcon: mikaloyd: [media.outsideonline.com image 800x450]

This is not an elk

It's also not a deer...


That's no moon....
 
2013-11-15 11:44:26 AM  

TheGogmagog: EngineerBob: Gyrfalcon: mikaloyd: [media.outsideonline.com image 800x450]

This is not an elk

It's also not a deer...

It's a Doh

Wilderbeast?

Gnu?


Why, what's gnu with you?
 
2013-11-15 11:53:46 AM  

Sharksfan: I saw three whitetail deer this afternoon outside my house.  They all looked like this so-called "deer" and not at all like elk.

Has subby ever seen an elk? I think not...


The article originally featured a photo of a live elk, not the animatronic deer it has now...see the article contents for details.
 
2013-11-15 12:16:49 PM  

wiredroach: The article originally featured a photo of a live elk, not the animatronic deer it has now...see the article contents for details.


Ah....that makes more sense.  Seems like the intern in the stock photo room wasn't at his best...
 
2013-11-15 01:12:43 PM  

ltdanman44: manimal2878: ltdanman44: entrapment

Sigh.

Entrapment is if the police induce you to commit a crime you otherwise wouldn't have.  Since, at no point did an officer suggest or try to tell this person they should shoot at this deer, its not entrapment.

Also, why isn't subby getting ripped a new one over claiming that looks like an elk?

One would argue if that deer wasn't there to induce, no crime would have taken place.  There was a case where police placed a wallet on the ground with money in it.   They arrested the first person who picked it up and pocketed the money for theft.

The guy got off by claiming entrapment.


One could argue that, but they would be found to be wrong.

And picking up a wallet is different.  Just picking it up is not a crime, because you can't determine what intent the people had when they picked it up; you don't know whether they were going to keep it or look at the address on the ID and mail it there.  Whereas the crimes the guy is accussed of in the article his intent is clear.
 
2013-11-15 01:32:48 PM  

dookdookdook: Anyone who looked at that and thought it was a real deer is too blind to own firearms.


It's not like they shoot them from five feet away.
 
2013-11-15 03:05:15 PM  
Super robot deer hyperforce?


/oh deer
 
2013-11-15 09:12:53 PM  

dookdookdook: Anyone who looked at that and thought it was a real deer is too blind to own firearms.


That would look pretty convincing from a firing distance. I saw a hilarious news segment when robo decoys were new and they showed archers firing off six, seven, eight shots, not stopping to wonder why the deer hadn't run away by now. Then the poor decoy got run over by a hillbilly's truck when he decided grill hunting was a legit strategy.
 
2013-11-16 03:13:33 AM  
mikaloyd

This is not an elk

This IS me cleaning beer off my monitor.

What the unholy fcuck.
 
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