A property owner took matters into his own hands when a deer poacher decided to trespass. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police recounted the unusual incident to Facebook users on Monday morning…along with a word of warning:
Respect private property, but if you feel someone isn’t, don’t take matters into your own hands – a license plate gets us what we need most of the time.
According to the agency, two officers responded to a Saturday night phone call about an active poacher on private property. Officers Flowers and Prater responded and noticed a man on a tractor “ram into the back of a pickup truck.”
The tractor driver proceeded to push the poacher’s truck over an embankment – totaling the vehicle. Officers determined that the poacher was a 16-year-old who had killed a closed season cow elk; the meat was donated to a local food bank.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police would like for incidents to be phoned in…not taken into land owner’s hands. They wrote, “Don’t be tractor man – call us (360) 902-2936 or 911”
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