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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...

Facebook Leads to Arrests of Four on Multiple Charges

Four Florida residents from Okaloosa and Walton counties are facing multiple charges for killing at least seven deer at night on Eglin Air Force Base, two of them large trophy bucks in velvet. Justin Leon Bailey (DOB 09/25/90), Niceville; William Cody Meakin (DOB 12/07/89), Mossy Head; and 16- and 17-year-old juveniles from Niceville are...

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Poached Giant Costs Man How Much?

Jerry Kaster, 40, of Moravia, pleaded guilty and was assessed the maximum amount of $20,000 in liquidated damages for unlawfully killing of a trophy whitetail deer in Appanoose County. The case began with a call to the Turn in Poachers hotline on Dec. 2, 2010. According to the investigation, Kaster had shot a buck...

Hotline Calls Lead to Conviction of Four on Multiple Wildlife Charges

Anonymous tips through a telephone hotline helped wildlife officials during an investigation into illegal hunting activities that resulted in multiple charges, convictions and penalties for four men. On Aug. 22, 2013, Joseph A. Benjamin, age 44, of Walpole, N.H., pled guilty in the New Hampshire 8th Circuit Keene District Court to a Class A...

Ten Sentenced After Four-Year Undercover Poaching Investigation

Ten defendants were sentenced on June 10 in U.S. District Court for illegal hunting activities involving black bears, deer and other wildlife and related offenses in a multi-agency undercover investigation. The sentences are the result of “Operation Something Bruin,” a multi-agency initiative focused on the illegal poaching of bears and other wildlife in North...

Four Pinched For Poaching After Road Trip

Four Louisiana men were found guilty of poaching Iowa deer from a case that started when someone made a call to the Turn in Poachers hotline. The investigation began in late November 2011 when the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department received a TIP call from a concerned citizen about the activities of these men....

This record book non-typical was killed illegally in Illinois.

Massive Investigation Yields Arrests Of Poachers, Including One Who Shot Record Non-Typical Buck

Three individuals arrested in 2011 have entered guilty pleas following an extensive, multi-state investigation in two countries in an Illinois deer poaching case. The last of the cases concluded recently when Christopher G. Kiernan, of Minooka, Ill., pleaded guilty to charges related to illegally taking three antlered deer, including a 36-point non-typical buck valued...