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Wearing of blaze orange by cpo’s
Posted: 23 November 2011 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Why is it not required for a cpo to wear blaze orange when entering timber during deer shotgun season? I feel it is very unsafe for the cpo and the hunter.  Yes you are not supposed to shoot at anything that moves without a visual but some hunters simply do not follow common sense.  This did happen this past weekend.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Stag, Im curious also, Youd think from a safety standpoint they would be required….They are no different than those hunting….Where abouts this happen????

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Posted: 23 November 2011 03:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Central IL without getting too detailed. I do not know who you are. This is a touchy situation & subject here locally.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I was just curious, And my name is WHITETAILFREAK:)........LOL

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Posted: 23 November 2011 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I caught what I thought was a poacher/trespasser several years ago on the opening Saturday at about 7:30am (perfect time) coming in off RR tracks and into my timber.  He was in full camo….face mask and all.  I approached him in not such a nice way.  A few minutes later I realize he is a game warden.  Peoria County’s former infamous Game Warden.  I told him how unsafe he was in camo and he presented me with a disposable orange vest he had in his fanny pack and told me he didn’t have to wear orange.  He was lucky he never got shot walking around the woods.  It’s real easy for a ground hunter to overshoot a deer and not see him in the background because he looks like a tree.  Very stupid thing to do in my opinion.  Very stupid.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 05:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Treehugger - 23 November 2011 05:16 PM

Peoria County’s former infamous Game Warden..

Lots of stories around that one there.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Whitetailfreak; I am was not trying to be a smarty but you never know if a reply or comment is from a cpo or if these posts are being monitored by one or more.
I am rather curious who to contact about a complaint on this matter. This same cpo pulled a few other “stunts” that were not popular either locally.

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Posted: 23 November 2011 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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how can they be sneaky if they are wearing orange

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Posted: 23 November 2011 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Stag,,,I wouldnt be a CPO if they paid me 80,000 ayear…You need too call Springfields office and make them aware of whats going on…Sounds like he is taking the badge abit far..Good Luck….Doug…PS…CPOs watch these forums like hawks…...

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Posted: 24 November 2011 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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CPOs have been doing that forever.  I remember our inFamous past Peoria Cty CO hiding in the bushes waiting for my dad to climb down from the deer stand during gun season (problem with neighbor).  No orange on, just a bullet proof vest and all camo.  They take the chance in order to catch the bad guys.  I don’t have a problem with it as long as they are smart about it and practice common sense.

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Posted: 24 November 2011 11:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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“They take the chance in order to catch the bad guys.”
That’s all well and good, but I don’t really wanted to get sued (or charged) by a CPO (or spouse) after I shoot and miss a dear and I am expecting everyone in the woods to be wearing orange.

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Posted: 25 November 2011 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Well said Murdy.  Exactly how I feel.

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Posted: 25 November 2011 02:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I agree totally with Murdy. I have read that wearing orange is a must for cpo’s in other states. I do not want an “incident” on my property or be charged for their alleged advantage of just wearing camo.  I don’t believe anyone could get paid enough! I also believe that this issue could be beat in court if something happened by accident. Look at IL statutes. Most of them are old.

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Posted: 27 November 2011 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Peorias infamous game warden kept alot of monster deer out of the hand of poachers we need about two dozen more jefferies running around

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Posted: 28 November 2011 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I agree that we need more CPO’s, however, we can do better than him.  I personally don’t care for a guy who walks my property on opening Saturday morning, wearing full camo btw, without any reason to be there.  He was very nice about it, but he completely ruined my hunt.  If he was that good, he would still have a job.

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Posted: 29 November 2011 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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treehugger if were talking about same guy he retired and is teaching firearm techniques and interview techniques all across the country and even in canada to not only conservation offcers but also law enforcemnt now isnt that funny

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