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Paul Rohweller

Busted Poachers

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Paul Rohweller

Hats off to Mr Campbell our local game warden for busting a way over limit fish hog on ottertail lake recently. The minnesota posession limit for husband and wife is 12 not 57. Go fill your coolers in your own lake and learn to read the laws before you hit the water. Paul

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Biggestfish

I agree 100%. I heard this story on the radio today. The people where from Nebraska, I would guess up on vacation....If they wanted to bring home more fish they surly could have brought home a limit of sunnies for both of them, that would have been a way to get 60 fish without out breaking the law.... I don't think anyone has ever had trouble catching sunnies in Otter Tail Co.

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Scoot

I couldn't agree more! Nice to see these idiots get caught once in a while. I hear of lots of these people, but rarely hear of them getting caught. The game wardens have a really tough job and it's nice to see them nab a bad apple once in a while. It sure would be nice if there weren't any bad apples to nab, though.
Scoot

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Good to hear they got a hog off the lake, at least for now. Game Wardens do have a difficult job. It's also harder to catch these people because unlike your regular city police or sheriff, citizens RARELY report the things they see. If a citizen witnesses some kid grab a candy bar, they call. But for some reason people don't like to call when they see some guy filling a cooler. This may be a bit of an exageration, but I think it holds some truth too. If you witness something, you should not hesitate to call the police, sheriff, or game warden. They rely on citizens to keep watchful eyes.

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Rusty

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fishlakeman

Thats awesome that the warden nailed them. It seems that all the major poachers are from a different state. Does anyone know if the warden was able to release any of the fish? Or where they already fillet or dead?

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