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Environmental Activists Pleads Guilty to Poaching [ Yellowstone Coalition ]
Colorado Observer. ^ | December 23, 2013 | Audrey Hudson

Posted on 12/23/2013 7:14:40 AM PST by george76

An environmental activist who pled guilty this month to poaching elk during a November hunting trip will resign his position as the Idaho director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.

Marv Hoyt, a leading critic of mining activities on the health of sheep and cattle, killed three elk and left the carcasses of two behind to rot in the field.

Hoyt had only one tag for one elk, and initially denied to fish and game officers he had killed the other two cows and tried to hide the carcasses with tree branches.

Although the protection of elk is a central goal of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), Hoyt will not be fired from his position.

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Hoyt also confessed to illegally killing another elk in 2001.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecoloradoobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Idaho; US: Montana; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: alf; animalrights; ar; esa; hoyt; marvhoyt; mining; peta; yellowstone

1 posted on 12/23/2013 7:14:40 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

This guy should be removed from his position. What hypocrisy.


2 posted on 12/23/2013 7:17:28 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: george76

will not be fired?

typical liberal hypocrisy...


3 posted on 12/23/2013 7:18:07 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: george76

Unbelievable!


4 posted on 12/23/2013 7:19:06 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: george76

I hate poachers.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 7:21:54 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: george76

Environmentalist or not, anybody that kills just for the sake of killing needs his ass kicked.


6 posted on 12/23/2013 7:23:05 AM PST by digger48
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To: george76

How the heck did he get caught?


7 posted on 12/23/2013 7:24:19 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: george76

So what was his intent? Frame legal hunters while simultaneously deriving psychopathic pleasure from gut shooting the animals, or was it part of some pagan ritual?


8 posted on 12/23/2013 7:24:55 AM PST by fso301
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To: george76

Killing the cows that reproduce....that’s some conservationist. Farmers and ranchers generally look upon themselves as stewards of God’s creatures. It makes all the difference who you are working for.


9 posted on 12/23/2013 7:39:27 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: cuban leaf

Idaho Fish and Game officers discovered that two elk had been left to rot within 100 yards of another elk that had been gutted for the meat. Hoyt used broken tree branches to try and hide the elk he killed illegally.

During this incident, Hoyt also confessed to illegally killing another elk in 2001.


10 posted on 12/23/2013 7:40:36 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: george76

Wait a minute he works for a coalition that states they want to preserve elk as a stated goal, yet he has just pleaded guilty to killing 2 more elk than he was permitted to and attempted to cover up his crime but won’t lose his job?????

All this shows is what has been known all along, the left isn’t for anything it claims to be.... its just about using cover stories to accomplish other goals.


11 posted on 12/23/2013 7:41:32 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: george76

Nice, hypocrite just like PETA.


12 posted on 12/23/2013 7:45:06 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: fso301

You’re probably pretty close to the mark. Add an imperial pomposity that usually attends these liberals that makes them think they can get away with anything.

Apparently true.


13 posted on 12/23/2013 7:52:00 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: jazusamo; Flycatcher; GladesGuru; LucyT; CedarDave; TEXOKIE; Cindy; girlangler; Inyo-Mono; ...

Liberal logic :

Mining is bad , but poaching elk and leaving other elk to rot is ok ?


14 posted on 12/23/2013 7:52:01 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
What a POS.

Obama voter, no doubt.

Nothing surprises me anymore from these hypocrites.

15 posted on 12/23/2013 7:56:02 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher
Yet more hypocrisy from the penultimate hypocrites: LIB a-holes.
16 posted on 12/23/2013 8:04:39 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cuban leaf

Because the carcasses were discovered. They know who is is hunting in which areas by the tags issued. Then they just go talk to all the tag holders. He probably confessed as soon as they showed up at his house to talk.

People with no hunting tags that are poaching for food are unlikely to kill multiple animals and then leave the carcasses behind.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 8:04:45 AM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: george76

If you poach in Nevada and they catch you, they’ll put you in prison next to OJ Simpson.


18 posted on 12/23/2013 8:07:58 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: george76
Douche Bag -


19 posted on 12/23/2013 8:27:01 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: george76

Poachers aren’t worth spit.

This POS is simply an enviro-nazi killer and not worth a thimble full of piss.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 8:28:48 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: george76
. . . the other two cows and tried to hide the carcasses with tree branches.

Sounds like he probably violated either sex hunting rules, also.

21 posted on 12/23/2013 8:34:22 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: fso301
...while simultaneously deriving psychopathic pleasure from gut shooting the animals...

Do you have a source for his "gut shooting" any of the elk? I did not see that in the article.

22 posted on 12/23/2013 9:23:17 AM PST by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: george76

Possibly doesn’t give a damn about elk sheep or mining, just what can be extorted from the mining companies.


23 posted on 12/23/2013 9:41:46 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: hoosierham

not hypocrisy!!!

This what liberals do! They create a problem and then band together to protect, fix, eliminate, etc the problem, ie global warming and salmon.

Kill a few elk. blame hunters, eliminate guns and hunting seasons.

Liars! Liars! Liars! Absolutely worthless people and should be treated as such at every turn.


24 posted on 12/23/2013 10:32:49 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: george76

They should ALL plead guilty for promoting the Global Warming/Climate Change fraud.


25 posted on 12/23/2013 10:48:46 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: rmh47
Do you have a source for his "gut shooting" any of the elk? I did not see that in the article.

No. It was my invention based on one of many possible motives. I would not be surprised at all if he did what he did in order to go back a day later, film the scene, report the "crime" and profit from the resulting publicity.

26 posted on 12/23/2013 11:57:29 AM PST by fso301
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To: Jeff Head

What would happen to a regular rancher caught doing this?


27 posted on 12/23/2013 11:59:36 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: george76
I've long had the theory that these "environmentalists" just wanted to have their own playground, with the full force of various governments behind them backing up their claim.

Apparently, I was right. The snake this guy helped create turned around and bit him.

28 posted on 12/23/2013 2:21:03 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Black Agnes

This guy could and should lose hunting privileges for a long, long time (if not permanently)...should have had his rifle confiscated...and should have had to pay a VERY healthy fine...more than $10K.


29 posted on 12/23/2013 10:11:58 PM PST by Jeff Head
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