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I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: hal
Date: February 18, 2019 06:49PM
Northern CA man accused of killing dozens of hawks and owls

Richard Earl Parker, 68, entered his plea Feb. 4 at his arraignment in Lassen County Superior Court in Susanville. He faces 86 misdemeanor counts: one for each of the hawks, owls and other birds state game wardens have accused him of shooting on his property.

He faces two additional counts, one for allegedly killing or possessing bobcat carcasses without proper hunting permits and one for illegally possessing a mountain lion carcass.

The tipster said Parker had shot a hawk with a rifle, wardens said. But when they arrived on March 11, wardens allege they found dead hawks, owls and other birds lying in piles around the base of telephone poles and trees.

By the time their search was concluded, they found 126 dead birds of prey in varying stages of decay, wardens said last year after serving a search warrant at Parker’s home.

Most were red-tailed hawks, though at least one owl and a ferruginous hawk rarely seen in Northern California were recovered, wardens said.

Investigators said they also found two dead bobcats that had been shot and left to rot on Parker’s property. Inside his home, investigators allegedly discovered a stuffed mountain lion and several non-game birds, wardens said.

It has been illegal to kill mountain lions or to possess their parts since 1991, when Californians approved Proposition 117, which banned mountain lion hunting.

If convicted, Parker faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine per each count representing a dead raptor and $10,000 for the cougar.
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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 18, 2019 06:53PM
6 months in jail is nothing for this piece of crap. Throw away the key.



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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 18, 2019 07:01PM
I'd certainly like to seem him do a full year in jail, at the very least.

I don't know if prison is appropriate, but two to three years, maybe.




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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: February 18, 2019 07:06PM
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ka jowct
6 months in jail is nothing for this piece of crap. Throw away the key.

It is 6 months PER OFFENSE.
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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: February 18, 2019 07:15PM
Yeah but in the State of Jefferson you get to make your own rules...

SMH



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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 18, 2019 07:20PM
86 counts @ $5000 = $430,000.

Add in $10k for the mountain lion, plus his attorney fees, he is looking at half-a-million in fines. I hope he gets billed for every cent.



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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 18, 2019 07:25PM
He will ever get six months per offense.

He’ll serve less than whatever he’s been sentenced to, sad to say.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 18, 2019 08:40PM
He has pleaded not guilty. I wonder if they'll find a dozen jurors that would find him guilty in Lassen County?
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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 18, 2019 08:56PM
POS! We love to watch our Hawks flying over the farm. Sometimes they fly in fairly close and sit and watch us from a distance. All the years I've lived here we've only seen one Bald Eagle. We also have deer, foxes, skunks and groundhogs. Haven't seen a Coyote in a while.



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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 18, 2019 09:34PM
was he a livestock owner? Not that he could shoot a protected species, but would that be his excuse?
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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 18, 2019 09:39PM
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mrbigstuff
was he a livestock owner? Not that he could shoot a protected species, but would that be his excuse?

Nope, he just liked to shoot.



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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: blooz
Date: February 18, 2019 10:42PM
Why is it that so many humans can only express a connection to the world outside them by killing other members of it? I'm not talking about people genuinely hungry or in tribal societies where life and death are part of a natural and spiritual dance.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 19, 2019 06:36AM
Hawks and Owls are protected by Federal law. This case should be turned over to the Feds for real prosecution.
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Re: I really, really hate this guy
Posted by: BlueCoin
Date: February 19, 2019 07:18AM
Speaking of hawks, there is a tremendous place to see an incredible variety of them at a place called Hawk Mountain in Eastern Pennsylvania. It funnels southern flying hawks on the Eastern migratory route and the views are fantastic. This funneling did not escape the attention of "sportsmen" a dozen decades ago: at one of the lookout points there is a photograph of sportsmen with their guns standing around a 12 foot high pile of dead hawks. Nowadays people carry cameras. Highly recommended.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/2019 07:19AM by BlueCoin.
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