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La. Wildlife And Fisheries Agent Shot During Traffic Stop, Suspect Arrested

Saturday, 23 May 2015 12:42

An agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is in serious condition after getting shot and the suspected shooter was taken into custody following a search that lasted more than three hours.

LDWF reported Sgt. Scott Bullitt, 32, of Jonesboro, was shot in the lower back during a traffic stop Thursday evening in Ouachita Parish. Luke Hust, 29, of Monroe, was arrested following the shooting. Hust was booked into the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center on two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Authorities said Bullitt and another agent pulled over a vehicle around 6:40 p.m. Bullitt believed the people inside were impaired and as he made his way back to his vehicle, he was shot in the lower back. Investigators think Hust, a passenger in the stopped vehicle, was the shooter. The other agent then returned fire.

Read More at WAFB

 

Washington Men Stripped Of Montana Hunting Privileges

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 01:25

HELENA – Five Washington state men have been stripped of hunting privileges in Montana for five years and ordered to pay $41,000 in fines and restitution for their role in illegally shooting trophy elk in a closed hunting district on the Rocky Mountain Front and failing to check them at a game station.

The case stemmed from a yearlong, two-state poaching investigation by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks into bull elk shot on private land off Benchmark Road adjacent to the Sun River Game Range.

Read More at the Great Falls Tribune

 

Bruce Metz, Southeast Region Director, Chuck Lincoln, Southeast Law Enforcement Supervisor and Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Ed Shutter look over the snow geese that were taken.

Charges Filed Against 5 For Killing Excessive Snow Geese

Monday, 11 May 2015 20:41

READING — Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that charges have been filed against five individuals for killing 265 snow geese over the permitted limit in Marion Township, Berks County.

Citations were filed by Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Brian Sheetz before Magisterial District Judge Gail Greth, Fleetwood.

Wildlife Field Forensics, Canadian Edition

Wildlife Field Forensics, Canadian Edition

Sunday, 19 April 2015 12:58

June 2nd-4th, 2015 Vancouver Island University Nanaimo, BC

Topics covered by field-oriented presenters:
GPS for evidentiary use (Tony Latham)
Firearms evidence (Tony Latham)
Digital/electronic forensics (TBA)
necropsy basics (Helen Schwantje)
decomposition for time-of-death analysis (Carleen Gonder)
Forensic entomology for time-of-death (Gail Anderson)
DNA analysis (Rick Jobin)
Marine decomposition (Gail Anderson)
Practical case history (TBA)

Registration; http://conferenceregistration.viu.ca
Conference Poster http://naweoa.org/pdf/2015/Wildlife%20Field%20Forensics%20Poster%20Canada.pdf
Conference Instructors http://naweoa.org/pdf/2015/Wildlife%20Field%20forensics%20Instructors%20&%20Seminars%20Canada.pdf

This Department of Lands and Forests photo of game wardens from left McIntosh, Jewers, Buchanan and Jackson, was taken in October 1935 during an inspection trip. It may have been taken in the Liscomb Game Sanctuary or the Tobeatic Game Sanctuary.

Winter Is Perfect For Perusing Old Tales Of Game Wardens

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00

 I’ve learned from experience that for most wilderness canoeing enthusiasts, there are three seasons: cool early spring for the eager, black fly and mosquito time for the foolish and the colourful fall for the tenacious.

 

Winter is thus the best time for perusing maps, chatting with fellow paddlers and planning trips, and certainly doesn’t lack the occasional longing for an outdoor scene without slush, sleet, wet snow, hail, freezing snow, ice pellets or freezing rain.

Read More from the Chronicle Herald Halifax, N.S. Canada

British Columbia CO, "Assistance key in lake rescue"

Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:00

22 hours wet on shore

A conservation officer, who police say was instrumental in the rescue of a hypothermic man on the shore of Khartoum Lake, said the credit should go to those who assisted him.

“I realize that the RCMP give me a lot of credit here, but really there was a whole lot of people who had something to do with saving this gentleman,” said Andrew Anaka, BC conservation officer.

Anaka helped locate a 53-year-old man on Thursday, January 22, after two men were reported overdue from a fishing trip in Powell River’s backcountry.

Police contacted Anaka at about 9:30 am requesting help to locate the men.

“It’s not our mandate in the conservation service to be involved in search and rescue, but this time of year I know where people like to fish,” said Anaka in an interview with the Peak.

Read the complete story at Powell River Peak

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