Archive for poaching

Anti-Hunters Cry Foul, but Rhino Auction Benefits Species

Anti-hunters may not like the idea, but one animal dying to save the species is a small price to pay for conservation.

March 09, 2014

Even More Dumb Poacher Stories

Poachers? Yeah, they're still not very smart. Catch up with some of the world's most disgraceful "hunters" in our latest dumb poacher recap.

April 27, 2012

CSI…Wyoming?

As most of you know, I love my rather bucolic state of residence. A lot of folks like to characterize us as backward and unsophisticated. But as if it were a scene from the CSI television series, some Wyoming game wardens were able to determine that a 185-inch 4x5 mule deer buck was taken in an area closed to hunting in 2010 because of the contents of the buck’s stomach.

February 21, 2012

Dumbest Poacher Ever?

Folks, this may be the dumbest poacher I've ever seen.

February 20, 2012

More Dumb Poacher Stories from 2011

AmericanHunter.org hates letting attempted misdeeds go un-laughed at. Read on for more dumb poacher stories from 2011.

February 07, 2012

Rule 4

Fellow scribe J.R. Absher has a link to a story on his Outdoor Pressroom website that says at the halfway point of the Colorado elk season 11 moose have been mistakenly shot for elk. Wildlife officials are warning hunters, “if in doubt, don’t pull that trigger.” The story further states that last year 14 moose were killed by elk hunters. My initial reaction was WTsomething or other?

November 07, 2011

Facebook Photo Leads to Duck Hunter's Citation

It's common knowledge that if you plan to do something stupid and/or illegal, it's best to avoid photographing, videotaping or otherwise preserving it for the public record. Want to know what I did at my bachelor party? Sorry my friend, those files are sealed.

November 03, 2011

Utah Poachers Face Felony Charges

In two separate incidents, three Utah hunters recklessly broke the law by killing more animals than they had tags for, and now face felony charges.

October 14, 2011

Goose-Nappers Strike Town Park

Three pranksters were arrested after cops spotted them driving around with a goose in the back of their vehicle. From the Chillicothe Gazette:

March 08, 2011

Inside the Hunt for Trophy Poachers

Law-enforcement officers confiscated 41 heads when they busted Wendell Taylor and Gregory W. Crockarell “trophy poaching” on Fort Campbell military base last year.

February 11, 2011

Jeff Foiles Pleads Not Guilty (UPDATED)

On Thursday pro waterfowler Jeff Foiles pled not guilty to a 23-count indictment before a U.S. magistrate judge in Springfield, Ill. His jury trial begins April 5, 2011.

January 28, 2011

Hunters Charged With Poaching on Fort Campbell

Three Tennessee men charged with deer poaching on Fort Campbell face large fines and possible jail time.

December 17, 2010

Jeff Foiles Indicted Under Lacey Act

A federal grand jury in Springfield, Ill., has moved to indict pro-waterfowler Jeff Foiles under the Lacey Act.

December 10, 2010

Oregon Sees Spike in Deer Poaching

After a recent study, Oregon biologists were shocked to learn the high level of poaching taking place in the state.

November 17, 2010

Yosemite Poachers Fined $60,000

Three men convicted of poaching in Yosemite Park have received $60,000 in fines and lengthy probation and hunting bans.

October 22, 2010