No matter what the topic, there are always people that cheat the system. Money makes no difference, residence, religion or lack of, politics, race, etc...we have a family that lives not to far from here that owns a but load of land, and they have some wealth to their name,.... I know most people assume its the rednecks that get out there and do a majority of the poaching but most of it (my opinion based on what ive seen)comes from the people with lots of cash flow and lots of land. not saying they all do but a lot do. seems like they are out there more to impress everyone else that they can get the big one every year, not that its as hard to do on private property... its just easier for them to cover it up. back to first line... this family has always been suspected of doing this but never enough "proof" until a couple years ago he was glassed shooting a large 6x6 bull with rifle during archery season, didn't even have a bow with him! no wonder he allways scores big during archery season! there's this other spot close to where I archery hunt that hugs the Wyoming border that I stopped hunting, I hunted public land adjacent to private land and every year id hear rifle shots and I actually watched these two guys begin dressing a large bull. after talking to a couple other guys that hunt same area they said they do it every year on that priv land and they have been turned in but money speak louder then anything else. my buddy started dating of of the daughters and she told him they don't ever even buy the Idaho tags. their land covers part of Wyoming to and they buy Wyoming tags and kill bulls in both states with the one Wyoming tag and they always kill with rifle cuz its just easier.
Cheaters cheat. Always have , alway will. Stereotyping never helps .