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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 70
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2013-11-15 05:42:55 AM
walkerbaitproductions.com
/clever cop...
 
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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