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THE EVERYDAY HUNTER®: 5 reasons why poachers are not hunters

September 28, 2013
By STEVE SORENSEN , The Times Observer

What is a poacher? Historically, a poacher was from a low socio-economic class in Europe, where wealthy landowners were considered to own the animals that roamed their land. When a hungry peasant would occasionally kill an animal for food, that peasant was called a poacher. Poaching was a serious crime against a landowner.



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