In response to the following:
Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
- Wife bags her first buck…Not! Terrell County Game Wardens Saul Aguilar and Kenneth Stannard entered a hunting camp on Oct. 5 and noticed a tagging violation on a hanging 10-point white-tailed buck. As the wardens talked with the couple staying at the camp, they noted the man’s wife was particularly excited about her first buck. She even offered her license and ID without being asked. After educating the couple on proper tagging requirements, Warden Aguilar decided to take some time to talk with their 9-year-old boy, who seemed intrigued by the wardens. After discussing his favorite superheroes and passion for the outdoors, the boy said he sure wanted to shoot a buck like the one his dad had shot and pointed to the hanging buck. Citations were issued to the couple after the husband admitted to shooting the deer and using his wife’s license to tag it.
Your 'field notes' are in error in regards to 'Wife bags first buck...NOT!'
I am that WIFE and I have made public what transpired during the course of this 'investigation'. I have sent letters to both the JP of , as well as Mr. Carter Smith, Executive Director of TPWD. I have also made these letters public via blogs, Facebook and sent personally to various full time and part time residents of Terrell County.
Aguilar is a rouge, loose cannon game warden, as residents of Terrell County can attest to. The report you released is filled with blatant lies and discrepancies.
#1. I OWN the property these men trespassed onto.
#2. We are building a home there.
#3. The head of the deer was in full view.
#4. The ice chest with the venison was within 4 feet of the head.
#5. My son was NOT intrigued by the game wardens. He was frightened by the way they were treating us.
#6. My son did not seek out Aguilar. Aguilar found him behind the house, after the rest of us had been sequestered without having any rights read.
#7. At NO time did my son EVER say that he hoped to kill a deer just like his dad had. That, Sir, is the biggest of lies! My son does NOT like to hunt, says he NEVER wants to go hunting and hates seeing anything dead.
#8. My son was promised a 'game warden badge' if he said what Aguilar told him to say.
#9. My son does NOT like superheroes and says they are 'stupid'. He says that topic never came up as all Aguilar wanted to know was who shot that deer.
#10. The deer was shot on the morning of November 5th. Aguilar & Stannard arrived shortly before noon on November 6th, 2011. NOT October 5th.
#11. We were not 'educated' on the proper way to fill out tags. I had not hunted in years and had inked in the dates on my tag, failing to read where it said 'Cut out' dates and Stannard was in process of writing me a warning when Aguilar found my son behind our home and initiated his interrogation of the minor child.
#12. My buck was a 9 point. Not a 10 point.
#13. My son is 10, not 9.
#14. I was not overly excited, nor was I 'under' excited. I take medication that holds my nerves in check as in effort to keep my blood pressure down and my heart rate within safe bpm, so any claims that I was 'excited' are laughable!
#15. As both men were surveying the deer head, I retrieved my licenses from my purse inside my home and brought them out for the men to inspect. Perhaps I should have waited and made them ask???
#16. They failed to report that they had threatened both my husband and I with jail in front of our ten year old. (The JP says it is NOT a jailable offense.)They also failed to report how they insulted my husband and myself and how they attempted to pit us against each other, using the coerced words of a ten year old to issue two Class C misdemeanor citations.
#16. My husband and I, while under duress, admitted to a wrong so that these pompous jackasses would leave our property.
Perhaps it would look better for the TPWD in the future to get the honest facts, as well as getting them straight, before releasing erroneous information to the public where that information can be tried in the court of public opinion!