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Man Arrested For Shooting Deer on College Property

A Michigan man has been charged with illegally killing a deer on property owned by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Gregory Shaw, 40, of Taylor, Mich., was seen hunting on the Old Prisoner of War Camp owned by UAM. The land is east of Monticello on Arkansas Highway 35 and is not attached...

Citations for Illegal Baiting Hits Record Level

As the number of citations issued for deer baiting has reached an all-time high, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds Minnesota deer hunters to review regulations before heading to the field this fall. Changes in the regulations last year affect penalties for deer baiting, which continues to plague the sport. “We’re seeing...

Massive Poaching Investigation Ends With Jail, Fines

A massive investigation into illegal hunting activities has resulted in jail sentences, fines and other penalties for more than two dozen in multiple states. “Operation Cimmaron” resulted in two outfitters selling hunts in Texas and more than two dozen hunters being prosecuted. The investigation began a decade ago following citations written by Texas wildlife...

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...

Hunters’ Most Common Wildlife Violations

Every hunting season some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate the state’s game laws. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials urge hunters to review Montana’s hunting rules and regulations to ensure they act within the law and that they recognize when others violate the hunting regulations and related laws. Any violation afield can be reported...

Two Cited for Alleged Deer Hunting Violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Louisiana men for alleged deer hunting violations on Oct. 16 in Avoyelles and Rapides parishes. Agents cited Barry B. Laiche, 17, of Marksville, and Travis Maddox, 26, of Echo, for taking deer using illegal methods, possession of illegally taken deer, failing to comply...

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...

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Nicole McClain: Crossbow Myth Busting

Join Nicole on Facebook for more tips, advice and inspiration! By Nicole McClain Crossbows are for girls. Crossbows will decimate the herds. Crossbows are faster than compound bows. Crossbow cocking straps are for pansies. Too many times I hear negative and misleading chatter about crossbows, including all of the above, compounded (no pun intended)...

Metallic Cartridges, Arrows Prohibited During Archery-Only Season

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has received several inquiries as to whether a metallic cartridge device that attaches to an arrow can be used for hunting deer in Mississippi, and they cannot during the archery season. The devices are similar to “bang sticks” and allow a handgun or other metallic cartridge...

Roadblocks Scheduled to Catch Hunting Violators

The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during fall hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. New Mexico’s hunting seasons for deer, elk and small game are under way. Seasons for waterfowl and upland birds will open soon. Fishing is allowed year-round...