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Texas food blogger Ryan Adams thought the universe had dropped a present in his lap when a rare white-winged dove smacked into his living room window, breaking its neck. Dove hunting season had started the day before, so Adams decided to clean, dress, and grill his find, as well as document the experience at his very good food blog, Nose to Tail at Home.

But shortly after Adams posted his tale and accompanying pictures online, a game warden from the Texas Parks and Wildlife came knocking on his door:

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/10/11/dove-dinner-lands-texas-m...

"It is illegal to possess any wildlife resource that has not been taken legally," [Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman] Lightfoot explained. "By legal I mean there are certain means and methods... you have to have a hunting license and you have to have the appropriate weapon and ammunition."

Lightfoot says Adams would have had the right to eat the bird if he had legally hunted it and since those weren't the circumstances he should have turned it over to a game warden.

The state agency is now investigating Adams. While the evidence in the case has been eaten, Adams made the 'mistake' of posting step-by-step pictures of his "epicurean dove cook-out" on his blog.
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The next day CBS 11 reported that the agency had decided not to fine Adams for eating the dead bird he found in his yard. Must have been a tough call.

--fleg
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The state agency is now investigating Adams. While the evidence in the case has been eaten, Adams made the 'mistake' of posting step-by-step pictures of his "epicurean dove cook-out" on his blog.
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The interference of the government change the outcome for the dove how? What malarky.

arrete
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Reminds me of how the folks on the judge shows don't know that their texts are legal documents as evidence. If its documented, it can be found.

jts
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Reminds me of how the folks on the judge shows don't know that their texts are legal documents as evidence. If its documented, it can be found.
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My DIL used nasty texts the idiotic "renters" sent her as evidence when going to court to boot them out. And they're out.

Never put anything in writing you don't want publicized.

arrete - though that pretty much goes for talking nowadays with all the cameras with recorders/videos
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