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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...

Four Arrested for Alleged Wildlife Violations

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent along with Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) deputies arrested four subjects in Concordia Parish for alleged night hunting violations on Oct. 21. Sgt. Trey Mason observed a vehicle traveling on Haphazard Road about 10 miles West of Ferriday around 4 a.m. Sgt. Mason then...

Thousands Issued For Wildlife Crime-Stoppers

Louisiana Operation Game Thief, a Louisiana wildlife crime-stoppers program, awarded $9,200 to diligent citizens statewide at its quarterly meeting Jan. 26 in Baton Rouge. The program approved and dispensed $22,100 in cash rewards in 2012 to concerned citizens who reported wildlife violations that led to 79 subjects being apprehended in wildlife cases. A total...

Major Poaching Case Wrapped After Investigation

A three-year investigation into a widespread poaching case yielded multiple arrests and involved dozens of conservation officers working undercover to crack the case. As reported in depth here by the Casper Star-Tribune, 38 conservation officers wrapped the case after a day of interviewing 65 people and serving four search warrants. Nearly 20 people in...

Outfitter Convicted For Lacey Act Violations

Big game hunting outfitter Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 72, of Meeker, Col., has been convicted by a federal jury in Denver of six charges of violating the Lacey Act. The conviction was announced the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. According to...

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Twenty-Seven Convicted for Wildlife Violations

The Alabama Wildlife Federation issued during August almost $5,000 in Operation GameWatch Rewards to Alabama residents who provided the critical information that led to the arrest and conviction of multiple poachers in the state. Thanks to the informants and anonymous tips, Alabama conservation enforcement officers obtained convictions on more than 65 charges involving 27...