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avid angler

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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2017, 05:26:42 PM »

Says his dad is from Ontario originally but it says he lives in merrit so my best guess would be merrit band. If he’s from an ontario band originally there’s even less justification to his actions. Not that there was any to begin with
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2017, 05:31:14 PM »

Do you know what band he is with?  A note to his Chief might help this cause.

If this is the same guy as last year - IIRC it was reported to his band council and the FB posting was removed. Provincial policy is that Freshwater Regulations apply to FN people. If it is known who it is it should be reported to RAPP.
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2017, 05:39:36 PM »

Also no need to blur out his face or name. He posted these pictures bragging on public sportfishing pages on social media. He can suffer the consequences. His name is Alex Boysis and his dad is Ben Boysis. I did some digging and found a relative of his with a hero shot of a dead colored steelhead as well. Looks like not giving a play runs in the family

While I agree this picture is frustrating, be careful with witch hunting...
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2017, 05:58:11 PM »

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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2017, 06:14:41 PM »

There was a c/r sportfishing opening. I don’t support that either. It 100% should have been closed to everybody. For the record c/r mortality with proper handling is at about 1%. Honestly chances are it wouldn’t even make it to court. Posts like these do help educate the public on what’s really going on out there.
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2017, 06:26:22 PM »

... R you absolutely positive you want this to go to court? do you expect a favorable ruling"...

Treaty Rights are secondary to Conservation. Period Endo.
There is no lawyer on this earth that can successfully argue this particular stock is NOT a Conservation Concern, and that of the highest magnitude.
Emergency SARA considerations and all.
So, to argue that these actions are simply exercising treaty rights of harvest is completely out to lunch.
They are poaching, regardless of racial history as I noted.

I will be contacting this fellow's Band Council in this regard.
I will be amazed should they not also see it the way I do.
Regardless, I will post their response, when and if received.

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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 06:44:13 PM »

Some people are better off shot and left in a ditch.. people of all colours.
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2017, 07:28:34 PM »

^ best post on here
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2017, 07:30:07 PM »

I just can't fathom how stupid some people are, blatantly breaking the rule and then posting it on Facebook for all to see.

Actually I'm glad there are those who break every rule in the book then make it that easy to figure out who they are. Too bad more wrongdoers aren't so considerate.
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2017, 08:25:05 PM »

Such a shame to see  our generation / governments   not preserving endangered species.


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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2017, 11:21:50 PM »

The white man come with gillnets and whipped out the population then blames natives in a racists post for practicing traditions they have done for thounsdands of years while sustaining a perfectly healthy population.

Come on guys
Tell me exactly how the “whipped” cream effected the fish stocks please?

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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2017, 11:27:50 PM »

He has an explanation for all the other stupid garbage he posts so I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he has an explanation for that
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2017, 11:33:04 PM »

There was an old Japanese lady in Spences Bridge who ran a resort. She showed me old pictures at the front desk of fishermen & their Steelhead catches.
I imagine she is dead now as this was back in the 80s 90s...
This fishery has been in bad shape for a long long time.
Did have a young native boy offer to sell a steelhead to me in Boston Bar when passing thru.
180 steelhead left.
Only a miracle could save these fish to exist much longer in these area waters.
Odds are just too great for this wonderful fish to survive.
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2017, 12:11:10 AM »

Isn’t the river open for First Nations?
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Re: Thompson River Poachers
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2017, 12:36:03 AM »

Sad state of affairs to witness the finale to a great run of steelhead, and with so many to blame in the demise, this hero stands alone as the scapegoat for all to call out.

Reminds me of fishing the lower Skeena back in the 90's during late summer/fall as the coho, steelhead and pinks migrated past the endless line of bar rods. People dragging steelhead up onto the bars only to pop the big barbed hook out and kick them back, people doing their darnedest to snap off pinks so they could recast before the next wave of fish. My things have changed.......

And yet here we are, awestruck at the audacity that is someone shooting the final buffalo. 
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