FBI Honors 3 Oklahoma Game Wardens
"It's always nice to know that there are wardens out who know the area and are ready to assist, and this was important that night," said James E. Finch, special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City FBI office.
Finch honored the three wardens during a recent meeting of the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission.
Oklahoma man racks up $14,000 in Wildlife Violations
Tim Hudson, Bartlesville Examiner
A Bartlesville man has pleaded “no contest” to what prosecutors are calling one of the largest amounts totaled in wildlife citations ever given to one person in Washington County history.
Joseph Dewayne Harris Jr., 23, pleaded no contest Tuesday to 46 tickets — totaling a reported $14,000 — for multiple counts of hunting without a license, hunting deer without a license, unlawfully possessing wildlife not legally taken, exceeding the season bag limit of antlered deer, hunting turkey without a license, failure to check wildlife at check station, hunting spring turkey season by unlawful means, unlawfully baiting turkeys and exceeding the season limit on turkeys.
Humane Society-South Carolina Recognizes DNR Law Enforcement on Bear Baiting
The Humane Society of the United States - South Carolina recognized S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Col. Chisolm Frampton with the Humane Law Enforcement Award at a brief ceremony on the State House grounds on Feb. 25. The award was to recognize the efforts of DNR Law Enforcement to end the practice of animal cruelty through bear baiting/baying in South Carolina.
"A four-year-long investigation like this takes focused dedication from our officers, "said Col. Frampton. "And I especially want to thank the Attorney General's office in their assistance from day one. They were instrumental in making these cases."
Washington Poachers Busted
Three Louisiana Residents Charged With Federal Lacey Act Violations
Mississippi law makes it unlawful to import live white-tailed deer into the State of Mississippi and authorizes the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Commission with the responsibility of establishing regulations governing the importation of white-tailed deer with the emphasis on preventing the introduction of disease. The Commission established a regulation that mirrors the state statute, prohibiting the importation of live white-tailed deer into the State of Mississippi. The Lacey Act makes it unlawful for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire or purchase wildlife that were taken, possessed, transported or sold in violation of any law or regulation of any state. The offense becomes a felony crime if the defendant knowingly engaged in conduct involving the purchase or sale, offer to purchase or sell or intent to purchase or sell, wildlife with a market value in excess of $350, knowing that the wildlife were taken, possessed, transported or sold in violation of, or in a manner unlawful under, a law or regulation of any state.
Aerial Patrol on Remote Lakes in Eastern Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources' conservation officers carried out an aerial enforcement patrol in Frontenac and Lennox and Addington counties in FMZ 18. While patrolling, officers, including a canine unit, also recorded the locations of local moose, elk and deer herds as well as any unauthorized work on Crown land. The helicopter landed at a number of lakes, and officers checked 32 anglers, with a focus on compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and the Ontario Fishery Regulations. The operation resulted in six charges and 39 warnings for violations related to fishing.
Two Ontario Men Fined For Damaging Beaver Dam
Brent Hole of Battersea and Robert Carroll of Bath pleaded guilty and were each fined $500.
Ontario, Over-sized Walleye Cost Rice Lake Anglers Total of $5,000
Vincent Vanstone of Newcastle, John Rundle of Bowmanville, Gregory Topolie of Courtice, Donald Mowry of Bobcaygeon and Cornelieus Koppens of Port Hope pleaded guilty and were fined $1,000 each for catching and keeping over-sized walleye.
Ontario Man Fined $1,000 for Operating Unlicensed Aggregate Site
John See of Pickering, who owns property in Arden, pleaded guilty to operating a pit without a licence.
The court heard that an investigation by a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer and aggregate specialist determined that See extracted and hauled approximately six to seven truckloads of gravel from a property south of Arden for road construction on another property. The offence occurred in 2012 and 2013.
- Ontario, Total of $10,000 Fine and Ban for Illegal Deer Hunt
- Narwhal Tusk Smuggler Faces Extradition
- Maryland Natural Resources Police Seizes Virginia Tractor-Trailer Carrying 50 Bushels of Undersized Oysters
- Pennsylvania Game Commission Names Executive Director
- Louisiana Public Broadcasting Premier “Delta Guardians” on Jan. 8
- Wildlife Field Forensics: Advanced Training for Wildlife Crime Scene Investigators
- Canadian Citizen Arrested for Money Laundering in Connection with Illegal Importation and Trafficking of Narwhal Tusks
- Iowa Man Pleads Guilty To Poaching Deer Scoring More Than 200 Inches
- Canadian Man Fined for Unlawful Capture and Transportation of West Virginia Turtles
- Hunter Who Killed Grizzly And Cub Jailed Five Months
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