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Landowner uses tractor to push poacher's pickup truck down embankment

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Poacher's truck after being pushed into embankment by landowner's tractor Poacher's truck after being pushed into embankment by landowner's tractor
Poacher's truck after being pushed into embankment by landowner's tractor Poacher's truck after being pushed into embankment by landowner's tractor
Pierce County -

On the Facebook page of Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife, most people seem to be firmly behind a Pierce County landowner who took a poaching matter into his own hands. Actually, he took the matter into his own tractor. 

The landowner used his tractor to, as WDFW writes on Facebook "push the {poacher's} truck down an embankment." WDFW police were called to the area by the landowner's neighbor, who worried something worse may happen. 

Officers removed the man from the tractor, removed a loaded .44 magnum from his waistband, and detained the man. The tractor man was the landowner and didn't want the poacher to get away. 

The poacher turned out to be a 16-year-old neighbor and his grandfather. The 16-year-old had killed a closed season cow elk. The cow elk was recovered and the meat was donated to a local food bank. 

WDFW ask that people do not take matters like this into their own hands. Call the Department of Fish and Wildlife, or call 911. 
 

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