Category Archives: Poachers

Conspirators in Gulf Oil Spill Fund Fraud Sentenced

BIRMINGHAM-A federal judge today sentenced three south Alabama family members to prison for running a scheme to steal more than $3 million from the claims fund established by British Petroleum for victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, announced … Continue reading

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Montana man fined for offense on Alaska hunt with Wade Boggs

Jason Kummerfeldt, 45, of Billings, Montana was an assistant guide when he took Boggs on a hunt in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in August 2009.  He made the mistake of telling Boggs he could purchase a caribou tag after killing … Continue reading

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Michigan man fined $15,510 for poaching 18-point buck

Scott Malinowski, 38 a Riley Township, Michigan man was fined more than $15,000 for killing an 18-point buck in November – one over the legal limit.  The scoundrel earns a dubious position in my “Poachers” category and the details of his act … Continue reading

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DSC Urges Feds to Review Science, Permit Black Rhino Hunt

DALLAS – The U.S. government is deciding whether an American hunter should be allowed to bring home the taxidermy from a tentatively planned black rhino hunt in Namibia. An import permit could be approved or denied any day. DSC is … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Intercepts Mexicans Poaching South Texas Waters

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas Monday (Dec. 29) morning. At approximately 10 a.m. Monday, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi sighted a Mexican … Continue reading

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DNR conservation officers seek information on Baraga County moose poaching

Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking information regarding the illegal killing of a bull moose that occurred in late November in Baraga County. The moose carcass was discovered on Saturday, Dec. 13. Based on evidence … Continue reading

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Environmental Fugitive Arrested in Zambia

LIVINGSTONE-On December 2, authorities in Zambia arrested alleged ivory trafficker Ben Simasiku, a Zambian national and one of nine fugitives targeted by INTERPOL’s Operation Infra Terra, the first fugitive operation to specifically pursue individuals wanted for crimes against wildlife or … Continue reading

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Poaching Spree Results in Lifetime Revocations, Jail Time, and Over $100K in Fines

Poacher’s tools and some of the animals stolen from the citizens of Idaho Photo by G. Losinski/IDFG IDAHO FALLS – What started out as a deer spotlighting case eventually resulted in exposing a poaching spree that lasted for three months … Continue reading

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MI DNR seeks tips in two wolf poaching cases in Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties; reward offered

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information on two separate wolf poaching cases that recently occurred in in Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties in the Upper Peninsula. The first case occurred near the Mackinac-Luce county line close to … Continue reading

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Illinois Officials Issue Correction on Wired Arrow Outdoors Charges

GW:  I didn’t want to believe the Sportsman Channel was associated in any way with these poachers, and now I don’t have to… The Illinois Conservation Police has issued a correction regarding their media release on Wednesday, December 3 that … Continue reading

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