RangerBob Posted August 7, 2009 Share Posted August 7, 2009 I wanted to bring this NEWS to the attention of our group here, as I had not seen mention of it yet and neglected to do so until now. Recently some fools posted video of themselves on YouTube poaching ducks. It could just have easily been Trout! The original poster of the video has since yanked it... and deleted his accounts. Another AO member captured the video, and another posted it back up to YouTube to help catch them.. and founded the Facebook group. I have been helping where I can. SEE FOR YOURSELF. The video is here (very graphic): Here is a link to the video itselfhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-g7Ie0nr2k Anyways, long story short... see this thread below.. the Facebook group... my blog. If you spot these dirtbags... please let the authorities know. To date, Ducks Unlimited has not made comment on it.... I will be approaching them tomorrow though.. and following up the several media contacts that have requested information from me in the past 24 hours. I just got back from vacation past two days.. and this story has grown exponentially. Carl and I are looking for ways to come up with a "reward" for the capture of these folks... and I am now calling on my homies... and all their contacts for ways we can go to raise funds... and help widen the dragnet on these folks. Remember, they could have just as been easily poaching trout! http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread....cher&page=1 (Alberta Outdoorsmen) http://ranger-bob.net/?p=1364 (My Blog) http://www.facebook.com/lance.a.taylor#/gr...2984&ref=mf (Facebook) --- A YouTube Video has the hunting and wildlife conservation community in western Canada furious. The video that was posted this week shows a group of young men driving around in a car, shooting ducklings illegally and breaking several wildlife and firearms laws in the process. Several members of Internet hunting forums, including canadiangunnutz.com and outdoorsmenforum.ca, have been contacting government officials to try and get something done about the video and the people that are featured in it. Online comments range from total disgust to outright anger. One forum member says, "Deep down I really hope all of these guys get what's coming to them. The blatant disrespect for wildlife and ultimately the law is just cause to put these guys in jail, not to mention the millions of law abiding gun owners, hunters and huntresses that they have disrespected." One office that is taking things very seriously is that of Gary Provencher and the Ministry of Environment. "Conservations officers have reviewed the YouTube video and there are a number of violations taking place on the video so it is currently under investigation by our department. Anybody that sees the video and does recognize some one in it or knows anything about it, is encouraged to call out toll free tip line at 1-800-667-7561." Provencher says they have several tools that can help them identify who is in the video and who posted it on the Internet. He says they will likely be working with the RCMP on the investigation. Another group that has received some complaints about the video is the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. Thursday night and Friday morning the SWF started receiving emails and phone calls from concerned hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. Officials with the SWF are looking into the matter and are very concerned with what they see in the video. Again if you recognize anyone in the video please call 1-800-667-7561. -- I am starting this group because of a poaching incident, that was blatantly posted on youtube to show the world what kind of big men they were. These guys are NOT HUNTERS!!! THEY ARE POACHERS!!! The more people who see this video the better the chance is that they will be caught. PASS IT ALONG!! It was filmed in canada, probably in AB, or SASK. The original poster pulled the video, but it has been put up again to catch these guys. I know that not everyone is a hunter like myself, but everyone should be disgusted by the total lack of regard for the law, and lack of respect for the animals. Quick warning. The video is graphic, but must be seen. If you have any info contact the RCMP British Columbia•DFO: Observe, Record, Report (ORR) Line - 1-800-465-4336•Province: Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) - 1-877-952-7277 AlbertaProvince: Report a Poacher - 1-800-642-3800 Saskatchewan•Province: Turn in Poachers - 1-800-667-7561 Ontario•Province: 1-877-TIPS MNR (847-7667) Quebec•DFO: Poaching Alert - 1-800-463-9057 Nova Scotia•Natural Resources Canada: Report a Poacher - 1-800-565-2224 •DFO (via Coast Guard Regional Operations Centre) - 1-800-565-1633 Yukon•Territory: Turn in Poachers / Polluters (TIP Line) 1-800-661-0525 Northwest Territories•DFO: 1-867-669-4900•Territory: Report a Poacher - 1-866-762-2437 Again Pass this along. Invite anyone in your contact list. GET THEIR FACES OUT THERE! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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