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Feds Hit Trio for Importing Deer Illegally

Three men and a corporation have been cited in Mississippi with a 13-count federal indictment alleging the illegal transportation of white-tailed deer into the state for breeding and killing. Ronald W. Reine, 67, Brian R. Reine, 44, Bruce A. Swilley Jr., 27, and Omni Pinnacle, LLC, all of Slidell, La., were charged with various...

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Another State Joins Wildlife Violator Compact, 40 Now Members

Beginning July 1, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will become a part of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. The Compact is an agreement between member states that recognizes suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses across state lines. Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved the effective date for joining the...

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Thirteen Plead Guilty to Multiple Deer, Bear Violations

Game wardens with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation recently wrapped up an important case that proves illegal hunting activity just isn’t worth the cost. In the landmark case – completed in October 2013 – a total of 73 wildlife violation charges were filed against 13 individuals who pleaded guilty in both Oklahoma and...

Four Arrested for Alleged Wildlife Violations

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent along with Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) deputies arrested four subjects in Concordia Parish for alleged night hunting violations on Oct. 21. Sgt. Trey Mason observed a vehicle traveling on Haphazard Road about 10 miles West of Ferriday around 4 a.m. Sgt. Mason then...

Facebook Leads to Arrests of Four on Multiple Charges

Four Florida residents from Okaloosa and Walton counties are facing multiple charges for killing at least seven deer at night on Eglin Air Force Base, two of them large trophy bucks in velvet. Justin Leon Bailey (DOB 09/25/90), Niceville; William Cody Meakin (DOB 12/07/89), Mossy Head; and 16- and 17-year-old juveniles from Niceville are...

More Game Wardens are on the Way Soon

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Law Enforcement Division will begin training cadets in December to bolster the ranks of agents in the field in 2014. The cadets will train at the department’s training facility housed within the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. Successful completion of six months of intensive physical...