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Two Busted For Alleged Deer Poaching in Closed Season

Vermont state game wardens charged two Northeast Kingdom men recently for allegedly poaching several deer during March and April in the Stannard area. On June 22, game wardens, assisted by officers from the Hardwick Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Shawn Bell, 37, of Greensboro and based on evidence gathered...

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Poaching, Posting on Social Media is a Terribly Stupid Idea

It happens every day. Every. Single. Day. Someone does something stupid, horrible or criminal, posts on social media about it or posts actual photos or video of the event happening and then they get caught. Sometimes they take it another step and say “That wasn’t supposed to be public, it’s on my private social...

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Investigation Reveals Multiple Violations; Guide Gets Huge Fine

  A hunting guide has been hit with multiple fines and restitution penalties after pleading guilty following a lengthy investigation by a state wildlife agency.   Brandon R. Greeley, 28, a licensed bear guide in Tofte, Minn., was found with more than 150 traps, six black bear hides, multiple deer quarters and other wildlife...

Should hunters be able to sell parts of a deer they kill?

Should Hunters be Allowed to Sell Deer Hides, Parts?

The legality of selling parts of a white-tailed deer depends on the state you live in and whether its laws or regulations apply to commercially licensed dealers or private individuals. That’s a point of contention among some hunters who wouldn’t mind picking up a few extra bucks — no pun intended — after removing the meat...

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Drones Under Attack as Unethical for Hunting

Drones may be cool to fly and get neat footage of events, but state wildlife agencies and hunters are taking aim at the unmanned flying aircraft as unethical when it comes to scouting and hunting for deer and other game animals. Wyoming Game & Fish Department is the latest state wildlife agency to take...

Captive deer would have been reclassified as livestock under a bill that was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Missouri's legislature failed to override the veto by one vote.

Deer Wars Intensify as State Agency Bans Captive Imports

State wildlife agencies throughout the country are grappling with numerous issues related to white-tailed deer and other cervids as well as legislatures trying to strip or shift agency powers. One of the biggest issues in the last few years has been captive deer farming and shooting preserves. Advocates say that where legal, they’re merely...

California poacher rifle, deer heads confiscated by state officials

Tip Helps Wildlife Officers Make Case Against Poacher

A Plymouth man was convicted in Amador Superior Court of multiple deer poaching charges after wildlife officers investigated following information provided on a tip line. Gary Michael Creason Jr., age 24, was fined $19,520 for activities involving the take of trophy deer out of season, among other charges. Acting on a tip, wildlife officers...

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Deer Importation Lands Trio in Hot Water With Feds

Importing deer illegally is a no-no in many states, with wildlife agencies prohibiting the movement of deer for fear of introduction of diseases among the main reasons for the laws. That doesn’t stop some people from moving deer from one state to another, though. With the number of high fence breeding and preserve operations...

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Blue Lights and Admission of Spotlighting to Shoot Deer

Law enforcement personnel with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arrested a Judsonia man and charged him with several hunting violations. Christopher Michael Cleaver, of Judsonia, was arrested Nov. 2 charged with nine counts of night hunting and one count of violating tagging requirements. Officers were working in...