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BigBite
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 01:20 PM 07/11/05 (CST)
Associated Press
July 1, 2005
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- Six Indiana men have been fined $5,350 for taking 92 walleyes over their limit from Lake Winibigoshish in northeastern Minnesota.

Minnesota DNR conservation officers ticketed 62-year-old Harry Wilson of Riley, Ind.; 57-year-old Stephen Johnson of Clinton, Ind.; and four Terre Haute, Ind., residents -- 70-year-old John Donnenhoffer, 59-year-old Thomas Waugh, 55-year-old Ronald Knopp, and 44-year-old Billy Joe Fulk.

Authorities say the men were ticketed on June 16 after being stopped on the lake. A check of their cabin found 128 walleyes, 92 over the limit for six anglers. Minnesota's daily and possession limit is six walleyes per angler.

What a bunch of CRAP!









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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:15 PM 07/11/05 (CST)
Hey BigBite,

Here is the DNR story.

I agree. What a bunch of CRAP!

Thanks for the info!



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 02:17 PM 07/11/05 (CST)
Photo of the loot.





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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 04:03 PM 07/11/05 (CST)
Umm.. did the DNR take their boat and everything else also I hope?



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 06:49 PM 07/11/05 (CST)
get a rope....
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:21 PM 07/11/05 (CST)
here's one.. ironically it was found in a story from the last presidential election



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 07:24 AM 07/12/05 (CST)
Did not lose thier boat. I think the fine was a bit over 4000.00. Not enough if you ask me. Ever noticed how a lot of these people getting busted for taking a ton of fish are from out of state?

WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!



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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 10:11 AM 07/12/05 (CST)
ya i think that that is crap
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 11:03 AM 07/12/05 (CST)
Yup... get a rope!
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 02:36 PM 07/12/05 (CST)
I know this horse has been beat to death on the two previous busts this year, and although I am glad for the penalty they got, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD--is there a reason that there are not more strict penalties imposed ? What about

1. A stiffer fine--say $1000.00 per fish over the limit. If the group was 92 fish over the limit then fine EVERYONE in the group $9200.00--suddenly your fishing buddies will keep you honest or you would fish alone.

2. The seizing of all equipment used in the violation. (this would include rods, reels, 4 wheelers, boats, tackle, trucks, cars--whatever was used in the taking AND TRANSPORT of the illeagle catch.)

3.Loss of all fishing privledges--forever--PERIOD.

If the penalty were large enough, and the judgement QUICKLY CARRIED OUT, then this crap would stop. It burns me because they have robbed you, me, my kids, and our grandkids of precious natural resources that we could enjoy. They are thieves of the dreams and memories that will not happen becuase of their greed.

The last several weeks my family and I caught and released untold numbers of salmon, char, and rainbows in Alaska. We did not break any laws, kept a few for the table, and released all the rest we caught so that we and you could have many successful trips in the future.

There is no reason to rape the God given resources we have , as these folks did, other than to say "I did it".

This inability to accurately asses the value of a creature is exactly what brought the buffalo to the verge of extinction,and why the carrier pigeon is extinct.

In the words of Forrest Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does", and any way you cut it these guys are eat up with it.

What do ya Think,

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