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Human Smuggler Attacks Texas Game Warden Near The Border

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A smuggler is behind bars after he assaulted a game warden near the Rio Grande.

It happened Tuesday at about 7:30 p.m. just south of McAllen.

The warden was patrolling the river front in a pick-up truck when he spotted a group of unauthorized immigrants that had just crossed the river when he attempted to stop them, Texas Parks & Wildlife Major Malcolm Wilkes told Action 4 News.

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New Hampshire Man Pleaded Guilty For Selling Turtles Illegally

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LONDONDERRY — After an undercover operation by conservation officers, a local man pleaded guilty for the illegal possession and sale of threatened and endangered turtles.

Officers from New Hampshire Fish and Game arrested Londonderry resident Richard Decoste, 35, after setting up a sale with an undercover conservation officer.

The operation started when members of the Fish and Game Wildlife Division brought an advertisement to Conservation officer Geoff Pushee on May 15.

The advertisement, posted on Craigslist, announced a resident was selling spotted turtles, which are threatened in the state, and Blanding’s turtles, which are endangered in the state.

Public Tips Help Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers Catch Plenty of Poachers

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albertatipsIn November 2013, 36 animals - 26 deer, five moose, four elk, and one black bear - were found shot and left to waste in the Edson area.

To help with the investigation, local Fish and Wildlife Officers asked the public for information. The officers quickly began receiving tips that helped identify suspects. The Major Investigations and Intelligence Unit (MIIU) of the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch was brought in to assist, and officers began interviewing suspects and persons of interest in January.

    “I want to thank everyone who helped conclude this investigation by calling in tips. Poaching is a significant crime in Alberta and charges like these show how serious we are about protecting our province’s fish and wildlife resources.”
    Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:47

Pennsylvania Man Charged With Assaulting Wildlife Conservation Officer

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 DALLAS–A Monroeton man was remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility after being charged with assaulting a Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer, the agency’s Northeast Region Office announced today.  

Steven Harold Neilson, 43, of Mountain Road, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, two felony counts of endangering the welfare of children, one misdemeanor count of making terroristic threats, two misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person, one misdemeanor count of simple assault, two misdemeanor counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and other crime and game code violations.



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On the morning of July 9, twenty youth from the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club will be climbing onto a Greyhound bus for 4 days of fishing, canoeing, campfires, and more – and it’s all being provided to them free of charge!

For the 8th consecutive year, the OCOA – with the support of numerous partners – is organizing the Kids and Wardens Fishing Adventure, which this year sees the kids being hosted by our members at Waterfalls Lodge near Spanish, ON.

“This event is often the highlight of the summer for these kids”, say OCOA President Joe McCambridge. “It’s also a lot of fun for our members, who are thrilled to be able to introduce kids from an urban environment to the wonders of the great outdoors.”
Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 06:08

Wardens Land Another Fish Bust On Devils Lake North Dakota; Anglers Found With 100 Walleyes Over Their Limit

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Jim Job, district game warden for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Devils Lake, displays the 25 whole walleyes and 135 frozen walleyes that were confiscated from six Wisconsin anglers June 20 on Devils Lake. The five men are scheduled to appear in court Aug. 18 and were charged with being 100 walleyes over the limit. The sixth person is a juvenile. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)Five Wisconsin anglers face fines and court costs of as much as $1,725 each after being found with 100 walleyes over their limit on Devils Lake.

Charged in Ramsey County with exceeding the possession limit of walleye were Michael Wirkus, Racine Wis.; Donald Klatkiewicz, Mukwonago, Wis.; Daniel Klatkiewicz, Hales Corners, Wis.; Robert Richer Jr., Hales Corners, Wis.; and Allen Lafave, Racine, Wis.
Last Updated on Sunday, 06 July 2014 06:50

Montana men guilty in big game poaching cases

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Richard Bowen and Randy Nicholls — have been convicted in two separate poaching cases involving elk, deer and bighorn sheep in the Anaconda and Butte areas in 2012, according to a news release from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Bowen, of Anaconda, pleaded no contest in district court in June to unlawful possession of bighorn sheep and deer and over limit of elk.

The investigation began in April 2013 when state game wardens received information that Bowen possessed a bighorn sheep skull as well as possible illegally taken elk and deer.

Wardens searched Bowen’s residence on a warrant where they recovered a trophy-class bighorn sheep skull as well as other evidence of three illegally taken bull elk and one white-tail deer.


Game Wardens, Park Rangers Out In Force At Lake Mead

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Boater passing sobriety check at Lake Mead FridayLAKE MEAD, Nev. -- Thousands of people are packing up their coolers and heading to Lake Mead this weekend and for the Fourth of July.

Many of them could face hefty fines as multiple jurisdictions patrol the water for people who are boating and drinking. It is being called Operation Dry Water.

8 News NOW road along with game wardens and saw some boating safety citations handed out, along with a few field-sobriety tests. All the boaters were within the legal limit.

Operation Dry Water took effect Friday morning and runs through the weekend. Game wardens from Nevada and Arizona along with park rangers are out in force at Lake Mead and Lake Mojave.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 05:45

Virginia Officers Honored For Water Rescue

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Two Bedford County sheriff's deputies and a conservation police officer rescued two men.
The incident happened May 16.  Constantine Rosko and his son, Curt, were in a boat trying to fix a piece of equipment in a private pond when the boat overturned.   Constantine Rosko couldn't swim and both men were holding onto the boat when Deputies Robbie Nash and Tim Shull, and Conservation Officer Dallas Neel from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries arrived.
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Summer 2014 International Gamewarden

Nevada Depatment of Wildlife Has a Historic Mission

Since the early days of wildlife protection, the job of a Nevada game warden has grown to include public safety, boating enforcement, search and rescue, and every manner of police work. Game wardens are some of the few public servants working in Nevada's far-flung places, and at the heart of their work, just as in any wildlife agency, is a never-ending mission to eliminate poaching.

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