Archive for poachers

Michigan Men Arrested for Buying Black Bear Parts

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reporting that two men have been arrested for "commercializing black bear parts."

March 09, 2014

Dumb Poacher Stories: Dec. 2013 Edition

It's been awhile and, for that, we apologize. Without further ado, we present the latest addition of Dumb Poacher Stories.

December 13, 2013

Thieves Want Your Taxidermy

Not so very long ago Jeff Foxworthy might have joked, “If you’re more worried about your deer heads being stolen than your credit cards … you might be a redneck.” But over the last decade a couple of high-profile thefts of big deer have given the worry some validity.

October 21, 2013

Dumb Poachers: Feb. 2013 Edition

The winter 2012-2013 seasons are gradually winding down throughout the country. Quite a few hunters are preparing to close up shop for a few months. A fair few are gearing up for the upcoming spring turkey season. And others yet (at least a few, anyway) are preparing for their next court appearance. Another winter season has come and nearly gone and, without fail, another crop of rather foolish poachers rose and fell. Below you'll find some of this winter's highlights.

February 08, 2013

Dumb Poacher Stories: Sept. 2012 Edition

Different seasons have opened around the country, and the rest of the fall and winter seasons are just around the corner. Sadly, another crop of those pesky poachers will be rearing their ugly heads again this year. Until then, though, enjoy catching up on the plights of some of the poaching world's least intelligent members from this past spring and summer.

September 18, 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

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

Wildlife Officers Use Facebook to Catch Poachers

Florida Wildlife Officials have started using Facebook as a tool to catch poachers and other outdoorsmen and women who are breaking the law.

August 05, 2011

Agents Still Seeking Leads in Bald Eagle Killings

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are still seeking information regarding the December killings of two federally protected bald eagles.

July 05, 2011

South Africa Rangers Crack Down on Poachers

So far this year, twice as many poachers were killed by South Africa Rangers than in all of 2010.

February 14, 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

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

New Law Harshens Poaching Fines

This year Oklahoma lawmakers enacted a law that would create harsher penalties for illegally killing an animal in the state.

December 13, 2010

Eight Found Guilty of Illegal Hunting Charges

Eight men who were charged with 31 deer-related crimes were found guilty last month of a variety of third- and fourth-degree misdemeanors.

December 07, 2010