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Anybody have any idea how many MDC Conservation Agents there are for any given area or how I could get A phone # for a local agent in Stone County? As you know it has been a little dry and the creeks I prefer have become a little much work to take the whole family. So the past two weekends we have done a Sunday float on James river ending at Cox at Galena. I have been working hard in low clear water to get to a few Quality fish and when we pulled up at the take out last night I see this Guy grab a stringer with 18-20 ten inch or less fish, mostly Smallmouth, some Spots. Now he Skitters up the ramp and jumps in a minivan with no tag and is gone about the time I get up to the top of the ramp. This blatant disregard for the resource makes my blood boil and if I had not brought the wife and kids I might be requesting Bail before the judge now. Saw the same thing last weekend but fewer fish. Now these guys know they are doing wrong , You can see it in their faces when they see you coming. They cant claim they couldn't read the sign in the parking lot, or the culture they come from allows this. Is this the only Access this is happening ? Are you guys seeing it too?

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Yeah called the statewide tip line and the description of a silver Ford windstar with no tag. The operator who took the call didn't sound very hopeful.

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Yeah called the statewide tip line and the description of a silver Ford windstar with no tag. The operator who took the call didn't sound very hopeful.

Yeah unless they catch them right there then not much is going to come out of it. But maybe the next time the agent makes the rounds he sees the silver Windstar and your information makes him check up on the owner. You did the best that you can.

 

 

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Sounds like a local Hoosier hit. I'd bet that the van sleeps within 10 miles of the access.

Not saying that it shouldn't be reported, but don't expect it to initiate any response.

The hoosiers obviously haven't seen a game warden in a long time so they feel pretty safe.

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Wouldn't call these guys Hoosiers, I bet they don't have a full grasp on the English language, and probably were born way south and came up to work in poultry processing to our west. English or not they knew they were doing wrong .

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It is very unfortunate, sad and frustrating. I feel the same way when I find dead snakes who were obviously killed on purpose due to lack of education, understanding and fear.

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Sure they weren't 12" fish?

I have seen several people keeping short fish this year majority of them have been JRO floaters, There are a few locals around here who are pretty stupid to put it nicely but i think the length limit above the bridge is 12"

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