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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....

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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...

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Poacher Sought For Killing Cow Elk

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s assistance in finding the individual or individuals responsible for illegally killing a cow elk in a poaching incident in northern Arizona. The poaching may have occurred during the weekend of March 16. Evidence discovered at the scene indicates that the elk was shot twice,...

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Five Plead Guilty To Poaching Deer

Five men charged in an Illinois deer poaching case have entered guilty pleas, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Law Enforcement announced March 8. The charges stemmed from investigations conducted by IDNR Conservation Police officers, along with law enforcement officers from Michigan, Indiana and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011....

Illegal Buck Costs Poacher $10,000 In Fines

A giant buck cost an Illinois man a giant amount of cash following his conviction and sentencing for poaching charges. Weldon “Jesse” Bean of Kankakee, Ill., was charged by Illinois DNR in late 2011 for multiple violations following his arrest. Bean pleaded guilty to seven of the charges filed by the DNR, including hunting...

Ten Trophy Bucks Poached, Authorities on Manhunt

Washington authorities have suspects and are closing in on possible arrests after a months-long investigation into the poaching of 10 trophy deer. The Wenatche World reports that Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife searched four homes in Okanogan County on March 1 and recovered the heads of nine antlered bucks. Another was recovered in...