It seems only a short while back I typed up a report on a poaching case with a father and son duo killing a sow grizzly and receiving their just penalty, for more on that story click here. This story seems much simpler and is a first time conviction for …Read More »
Wyoming Poachers Get Hammered!
“Three men were charged with more than 100 wildlife violations in one of the largest poaching cases in Wyoming history.” https://wgfd.wyo.gov/News/Three-men-convicted-of-numerous-charges-in-one-of “In a prolonged killing spree dating back to the mid-2000s, the trio illegally took moose, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, antelope, pheasants, turkeys and a bobcat, according to Game …Read More »
Colorado Desert Bighorn Poached
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is investigating the illegal poaching of a desert bighorn ram off Highway 141 between Gateway and Grand Junction near the Gunnison River. Wildlife officers responded when a rock climber spotted the ram and found a mature desert bighorn. A rifle bullet was recovered from behind …Read More »
Hood Slidin’ Like Bo Duke…
In a headline that could come straight out of a “Dukes Of Hazard” episode a rather crazy poaching story has emerged from the great state of Wyoming. According to Cowboy State Daily a yet unnamed man poached a mule deer buck out of season and then proceeded to break through …Read More »
$74,000 For Poaching… That’s More Like It!
In a case that reads like a Hollywood movie script, Cody W. Davis plays the bad guy who is eventually apprehended and is fined a whopping $74,000 for poaching a 232-⅞” mule deer buck in New Mexico back in 2015. Tipped off by the Operation Game Thief hotline, New Mexico …Read More »
Shepherd Montana Poacher Sentenced… Too Light?
Earlier in the year I reported on this case, Brayden Reed poached four deer and damaged recreational property in Yellowstone County, MT. Well, he has been sentenced and it’s once again a slap on the wrist! 16 years of revoked hunting privileges and a fine of $6,000. It has got …Read More »
THAT’S HOW IT’S DONE! – Poacher Nabbed By Tip
Three Oregonians get this week’s moron award for poaching AND I’d like to give a round of applause for the anonymous informant who called in the tip to ODFW to kickstart their investigation into the poaching. Here’s how it went down… Lionardo Munoz, Matt Wilkinson and Rachel Hallett killed …Read More »
Man Sentenced for Buying Bear Parts
Here’s an interesting case you don’t see too often. Yan Fong of Pocatello, Idaho was sentenced to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with all but 100 days suspended and was fined $25,000. He also lost his hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges in Montana and 46 other states …Read More »
Wyoming Couple Guilty Of Deer Baiting
Michael and Teresa Rinehart along with 30 of their clients have been pinned to a poaching investigation that began in 2011 by the Shoshone and Arapaho Fish and Game and was concluded with assistance from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The Rinehart’s have been found guilty of Lacey Act …Read More »
Is poaching worth it? The saga continues…
We recently hit this topic and covered a case that was quite thoroughly prosecuted and the results were a tougher than “normal” sentence being served. For more information you can read up on their article here. Part two of this story covers a higher profile case. In which a father …Read More »