hunter ethics

Knock Out Hunter Education Courses Before Deer Season

The newest way to learn hunter safety in Virginia is to take the Outdoor Roadmap online hunter education course at www.OutdoorRoadmap.com/sem/virginia-hunter-education. Then just attend a six-hour classroom session to receive your hunter education certificate. In Virginia, hunter education is required for all 12- to 15-year-olds as well as any first time hunters. By taking...

TIP Hotline Helps Bust Wildlife Poachers

A record number of Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline calls referred to conservation officers  with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources led to a significant increase in poaching arrests in 2012. TIP calls referred to COs jumped 54 percent in 2012 to 2,051, compared with 1,328 in 2011. The previous record was 1,866 in...

Louisiana Cops Pinched for Alleged Poaching

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested a Winnsboro Police Officer, cited another Winnsboro Police Officer and cited a Franklin Parish Detention Center Corrections Officer for their alleged roles in the illegal harvesting of a deer. Agents cited Winnsboro City Police Officer Chester Coleman, 34, of Enterprise, on Jan. 7 for...

Trio Cited For Illegal Violations on WMA

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Jennings men for alleged hunting violations on Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area on Nov. 23. Agents charged Samuel T. Herndon, 22, for taking a spotted fawn, intentional concealment of wildlife and failing to comply with deer tagging or harvest card requirements. Agents also cited...

Reward Offered in Arizona Poaching Case

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Arizona Elk Society are seeking the public’s help in finding the person(s) responsible for the illegal shooting of four elk in the Payson area in Game Management Unit 22. Game and Fish officers investigating the case said that two young bull elk and one cow elk,...

Hunter Ed Online Course Easy, Convenient

South Carolina students taking the online hunter safety course at hunter-ed.com/southcarolina will find several new features that make this state-approved training even more fun and convenient. The course at hunter-ed.com/southcarolina includes 14 new hunter safety videos to enhance the learning. Each video in this new series is 2 to 6 minutes long and features...

Florida FWC Offers Hunter Safety Course

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a free hunter safety course this week in Collier County. The course is July 12-13 from 5:45-9:15 p.m., July 14 from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and July 15 from 8 a.m.-noon. Except for those who have already successfully completed the online portion of the course, attendance...