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NVhunter
07-11-2011, 01:30 PM
First sorry about the long post. I know it is kind of late to be posting this, but about a month ago me and my dad were hiking the hills in Northern Nevada and I came over this ridge and down at the bottom of a draw was a creek with a bunch of Aspens along the edge. With my bino's I could see a lot of garbage at the bottom, which I thought was weird since we were about 2 miles from the nearest road. So I called my dad over and we set up the spotting scope and started picking apart the garbage, we picked out a camp and about 50 yards down stream from the camp we could see a lot of plastic sheeting and a bunch of plant pots along with signs saying "keep out/stay away". Then the next thing we know there was a guy 70 yards below us watching us, he had a 5 gallon bucket on his back and was using a shovel as a walking stick. So as soon as we saw this we jacked a round into our 9mm and as soon as he went behind the next tree we hauled @ss out of there. We were thinking it was a pot farm so we got in contact with Sherrifs detectives and BLM special agents. After about a month and a half of them watching it they raided the place and found out the guy is a drifter that comes into the area every spring for the last 4 years and lives there until the end of the summer months. The agents told us that he had dug tunnels through out the area and that they had moved him out of there and that they were going to be going back in to clean up his mess that he had made.

I thought that some people might want to hear this, and I also wanted to tell people to be very observant about what you see. If you see anything suspicious please call the authorities and if you do see something that you think might be an illegal pot farm GET OUT OF THE AREA!!! I read a lot of stories of hunters being threatened and even being held at gun point by people who were growing pot. Stay safe.

Drhorsepower
07-11-2011, 08:16 PM
Thank you. Bad juju.

fatrooster
07-11-2011, 09:44 PM
Wow, where abouts in Northern Nevada was this? I live in Elko and had no idea that anything like this was going on in the area. fatrooster.

dustyboots
07-11-2011, 10:11 PM
lots of that here in norcal unfortunately

jenbickel
07-12-2011, 12:39 AM
That's like here, there was some guy that was one of America's Most Wanted and he was living in the mountains here as a sheep herder and had been here for like 30 years or something. Talk about freakin creepy.
People are insane.. That's why I carry a handgun :)

Joe Hulburt
07-12-2011, 01:20 AM
Here in Oregon we have the Mexican cartels growing pot to deal with. Multi million dollar crops in the middle of nowhere.....right where I hunt! It's a really serious problem especially for archery hunters as that is when the harvest is on.

I REALLY wish it was legalized if for no other reason than to get it out of the hills. That and it would make it a little harder for kids to get.....

NVhunter
07-12-2011, 11:54 AM
Fatrooster this was just outside of Reno, towards the Mt. Rose ski area. I took video of the place to show the agents and in the video you can see downtown Reno in the background. I'm not sure if anybody on here heard about it, but in 2009 or 2010 another shed hunter stumbled upon a pot farm near Verdi, he did the same thing we did and told authorities. When the agents raided the place they found a couple hundred plants that had a street value of a few million dollars.

fatrooster
07-12-2011, 09:22 PM
NVhunter, thats a long ways from me, thanl God, but I know it can happen anywhere. Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep my eyes open. fatrooster.

Jerry
07-13-2011, 02:39 PM
Here in Oregon we have the Mexican cartels growing pot to deal with. Multi million dollar crops in the middle of nowhere.....right where I hunt! It's a really serious problem especially for archery hunters as that is when the harvest is on.

I REALLY wish it was legalized if for no other reason than to get it out of the hills. That and it would make it a little harder for kids to get.....
They just had a bust here where they tore up 91,000 plants. A major cartel operation covering the most of one whole drainage. Completely devastated the country side!

Joe Hulburt
07-14-2011, 12:44 AM
They just had a bust here where they tore up 91,000 plants. A major cartel operation covering the most of one whole drainage. Completely devastated the country side!

I saw that one. Biggest operation ever busted! But, that will probably be a short lived record considering the reward vs the risk involved.

Jerry
07-14-2011, 12:51 AM
Sad but true Joe!