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McKee Poachers

Postby stark1728 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:54 pm

Be on the lookout for folks hunting doves at McKee out of season. I have received reports that poachers were heard blasting away this weekend (@ primary dove field).
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby Jfk1700 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:56 pm

I heard a few shots - people were hunting crows at the primary dove field. Could have been them, but maybe not.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby stark1728 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:00 pm

hope that's all they were doing. buddy heard the blasting but didn't investigate. assumed they were up to no good - given the location.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby PSUbuzz » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:19 pm

did you report any of this to NRP? They patrol down there fairly often as it is. There is also gun dog training fields down there. Could have been guys releasing captive birds or just shooting blanks and training their dogs. Im not saying that there arent a ton of foreigners that cant read a word of english nor should be operating a firearm in those fields, so I wouldnt be surprised if there wasnt someone down there popping off some doves.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby stark1728 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:27 pm

my buddy called md dnr. he doesn't know if they visited the site.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby agkoh » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:44 pm

Did your buddy actually see people shooting doves?
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby stark1728 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:56 pm

As noted above, he "heard" shots
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby agkoh » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Looks like an unsolved mystery!
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby stark1728 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:59 pm

Hopefully, they were just shooting crows, but at McKee, I wouldn't underestimate the yahoo factor
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby ohioboy » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:14 pm

PSUbuzz wrote:did you report any of this to NRP? They patrol down there fairly often as it is. There is also gun dog training fields down there. Could have been guys releasing captive birds or just shooting blanks and training their dogs. Im not saying that there arent a ton of foreigners that cant read a word of english nor should be operating a firearm in those fields, so I wouldnt be surprised if there wasnt someone down there popping off some doves.

:lol3: :lol3: so true.

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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby PSUbuzz » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:30 am

very sad.

For lack of better legal things to shoot right now, I wouldnt mind nailing a couple crows either. Cheaper than shooting clays and more fun. Maybe ill take a little afternoon trip down to mckees and scout for ducks while crow swatting, 2 birds with one stone, pun intended... tee hee.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:42 am

catch a poacher hotline
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If you suspect, call. The DNR will look and see and take action or find you where wrong. Reporting it here does nothing.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby stark1728 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:50 am

As noted above, my buddy reported it to DNR I noted it here in an effort to encourage others to be vigilent and do likewise. Way too much nonsense goes on at McKee. Shame DNR doesn't have the resources to police it better. Hope folks like us can help them out.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby Cajun1085 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:38 am

Heard a lot of shooting Sunday. DNR is out there alot. I was stopped 3 different times last season. I think they were profiling Cajuns.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby JasonPierson » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:00 pm

Has anyone hunted the 'non-primary' sunflower fields at Beshers for doves on opening day? i found a few fields quite far from the roads that had a few doves. Are these fields crazy overcrowded too like the fields off the road - the primary fields?
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby ohioboy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:17 pm

Cajun1085 wrote:Heard a lot of shooting Sunday. DNR is out there alot. I was stopped 3 different times last season. I think they were profiling Cajuns.


hardly profiling...."you guys" are just crazy. dont you hunt with alligators? and only eat crawfish? :lol3:
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby ohioboy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:18 pm

JasonPierson wrote:Has anyone hunted the 'non-primary' sunflower fields at Beshers for doves on opening day? i found a few fields quite far from the roads that had a few doves. Are these fields crazy overcrowded too like the fields off the road - the primary fields?


does the word tailgating sound crazy? it shouldnt.
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby agkoh » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:24 pm

Jason, yeah I used to years ago when I hunted dove more than once a year. Those fields are nice because they dont close at 5 like the managed fields and of course are way less crowded. Just make sure you have your hunting license stuff up to date. The NRP guys check that place alot since they can walk 1/2 mile and check 1000 licenses.

Ill be out there, and now that you mention it Ohio, a tailgate does sound wonderful!
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Re: McKee Poachers

Postby Cajun1085 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:59 pm

ohioboy wrote:
Cajun1085 wrote:Heard a lot of shooting Sunday. DNR is out there alot. I was stopped 3 different times last season. I think they were profiling Cajuns.


hardly profiling...."you guys" are just crazy. dont you hunt with alligators? and only eat crawfish? :lol3:



You know I run 2! I eat an occasional non crawfish meal. Like gumbo and fried fish. Speaking of fish. I ate some catfish off the Potomac and paid for it! Sick for 2 days! I hunted McKee last year(sunflowers weren't ready) there was prob people lined up every 40-50 yards off the fields on hunting quarterly rd. not sure if I'll be there monday or not.
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