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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rusobr2, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    WOW !

    "The transportation and release of live fish into a different water body from where they were caught is a Class C felony
    if committed intentionally or knowingly. A Class C felony is punishable by a maximum penalty of five years in prison
    and a $125,000 fine. ODFW may also institute suit for the recovery of damages for the control and eradication of illegally released fish."
     
  3. Bovaloe

    Bovaloe Ellensburg, WA Member

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    Seems a bit excessive for putting fish in a pond, trout are everywhere already. He did seem to know what he was doing was illegal though since he lied about it.
     
  4. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    How and where can fish be legally obtained for stocking private ponds?
     
  5. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    Well, considering you can possibly destroy a local population of other fish/aquatic organisms, change the genetics of the local fish, etc., I can understand. It's a private pond, but it was generated by diverting a creek so the fish could escape into the creek.

    But this guy essentially stole hatchery fish to stock a pond generated by diverting a creek... Not to mention lying to a police officer. Seems he deserves what he is getting.
     
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    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    That's not always true.

    A lot of private ponds are spring fed, or are a low lying area where water naturally collects, or a combination of the two.
     
  7. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    Yes, *but in this case*, it's true that he diverted a creek to create the pond... So I'm not sure what your point was.
     
  8. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    **** guy's your all right--the guy just pulled a couple rabbit's out of his hat is all--the other thing as you read down,is the amount of game taken and wasted !! a bit sad in my book--it doesn't make the leagal hunter look bad,but it sure keeps the possie looken at ya-
     
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    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    My bad, I did not realize you where speaking directly to the article.
     
  10. Leif Runenritzer

    Leif Runenritzer Kernilyis Active Member

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    I guess i don't understand the gravity of his actions.
     
  11. Bovaloe

    Bovaloe Ellensburg, WA Member

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    I don't see the difference from him taking them to stock his pond and someone else catching them and eating them
     
  12. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    It's sort of like the difference between taking a penny out of the "take a penny, leave a penny" jar and taking the whole jar.
     
  13. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    There is great fear at OSP and among biologists that these people won't correctly identify species, and will contaminate waters.

    Many may recall when Diamond Lake had to have a complete chemical kill of all fish at great cost and then be restocked with trout because some kind of invasive fish had been introduced and they were out-competing the trout for food and resources. The trout were basically gone and the fishery was also ruined.

    All it takes is for some dodo to put a wrong species into the wrong place to ruin the natural habitat and/or to run up $millions in costs to restore the habitat.

    The last I knew, the hatcheries would sell cheap or give away fish IF you had a permit to stock a pond. I can't say about today.

    This guy is a sneaking, lying idiot who knew he was breaking the law with no regard for the rest of us. He deserves what he gets.

    $.02
     
  14. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    In Central Oregon, especially in the high lakes, entire native trophy trout lakes have been absolutely decimated because some toothless jackass decided he'd rather have non-native bass in the lakes to fish for. Crane Prairie trout were so big and unique, they were almost a separate sub-species. Davis Lake was an excellent trout fishery as well. Now they are bass ponds. What a waste.
    I understand people wanting to fish for certain non-native species, but do they have to RUIN great fisheries for everyone else? So I have very little issue when they hammer idiots for screwing with fisheries, regardless of their intentions. And lying to a LEO makes it worse. This guy gets no sympathy from me...