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Old 03-01-2018, 03:42 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Bounder45 View Post
From all the DEC highlights I've read, it certainly doesn't seem that Moose poaching is a widespread problem.

And if no one, to include the DEC, knows the true extent of this supposed problem, then I'd say we're discussing a problem that no one can prove exists....which is a pointless endeavour.
With the relatively small developing moose population, it may not need to be "a widespread problem" to impact growth of the herd.

One particular case that I can identify occurred on route 29a where a severed moose head was found off the side of the road. Despite apparent widespread knowledge as to who was involved, the DEC could never prove a case against said person. DEC is not likely to talk about such cases since the likelihood of the person be identified and caught is generally very low. Problem swept under the rug............
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