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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...

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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...

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...