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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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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...

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Low Class Poachers Stealing From Disabled Youth Hunters

Poaching a deer is one thing, but when your lowdown thievin’ actions impact kids looking forward to a big hunting weekend then it jacks things up to another level. A Kansas landowner who planned to host a hunt for disabled youngsters was dismayed to find a poached trophy buck on his property. He told Michael...

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Deer Poacher Hit With Higher Fines, Jail Time for Violations

Poaching is one of the worst things hunters can encounter because your hard work is impacted by someone who doesn’t give a flip about laws or ethics. Aside from the basic violation of trespassing on your property, poaching and taking game without regard for hunting laws or violations is a black eye for all...

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No Medal for This Olympic Bonehead Deer Decision

Sometimes you just shake your head after hearing about something crazy or reading a report that makes you truly wonder what someone was thinking. That’s what’s you may do after seeing this. A U.S. Olympic wrestler was cited by Colorado officials after they were called because he was stalking a deer in a car...

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Pennsylvania Deer Hunter Encounters More Frustration in the Field

Well, we’re back for Round 2 with the Pennsylvania deer hunter who says his leased property is overrun with other hunters who don’t have permission to be there. This was the first video and gives you a glimpse of what’s going on. Sound familiar? Many of you probably have encountered similar problems. When you...

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How Stupid Were These Poachers to Do What They Did?

Ever watch a television police drama and see the criminal do something that makes you think, “Duh, that wasn’t too smart. You’ll probably get caught for that mistake.” Yep, everyone makes mistakes. Ultimately, the stupid mistakes eventually catch up with you, as in the case of some poachers investigated and convicted for multiple violations...

Brian Sheetz, a wildlife conservation officer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, holds the antlers of a deer illegally killed earlier this year.

Father, Son Fined After Multiple Deer-Related Convictions

Convictions and fines have been handed down on a man who illegally shot a giant buck — behind a city fire station! — and his son for helping drag it out and haul it to the processor. Gerald Schott Sr., of Jonestown, Pa., was hit with a $7,100 fine for illegally killing a 13-point...

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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...