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Poachers must pay

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For those of us who hunt by the rules, the story "Province claims truck in unusual seizure case" (March 29) hits a nerve.

We often encounter illegal kill sites. These are really disappointing when we legally hunt an area and harvest nothing, but after-hours poaching (night-lighting) gets an animal in the same area we return to the following day.

Trucks, boats, ice-fishing huts and other equipment have been seized in the past by Manitoba Conservation. If the men in question used the truck and rifles to poach and store an animal, then it's justifiable to seize all such equipment.

We don't give break-in tools back to thieves, so why would we give equipment used to poach animals back?

DAVE CRABB

Beaconia

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 1, 2014 A8

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