Category Archives: Poachers

Court Affirms Sentence, Colorado Poacher Remains in Prison

DENVER- Convicted poacher and former outfitter Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 73, of Meeker, Colorado, learned on Tuesday that his appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has failed, affirming the 41-month prison sentence and fines the former outfitter received in … Continue reading

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Florida Father and Son Sentenced for Deer Trafficking

White-tailed deer. Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS. Donald W. Wainwright, Sr., 49, of Live Oak, Florida, was sentenced August 3, 2015 in U.S. District Court to 21 months in prison and a $125,000 fine for 12 charges related to violating the … Continue reading

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Safari Club International Suspends Membership of Hunter, Professional Hunter Involved in Death of Cecil

Washington, D.C. – Safari Club International (SCI) supports a full and thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. SCI has imposed immediate emergency membership suspensions of both the involved hunter and his guide/professional … Continue reading

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Penalties in PA Snow Goose Case Top $55,000

Five have pleaded guilty to combining to take 265 snow geese over the permitted limit. The five people charged with combining to kill 265 snow geese over the permitted limit all have pleaded guilty to charges and together will pay … Continue reading

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China Destroys More Ivory in Symbolic Gesture

African Wildlife Foundation lauds Chinese government’s increasing steps to stem illegal ivory trade, including indications to phase out domestic trade BEIJING—Following on the heels of an initiative announced yesterday by the Beijing Capital International Airport Customs Office to inform Chinese … Continue reading

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Forensic training for conservation officers paying dividends

At 9 a.m. Nov. 18, conservation officer Richard Cardenas received a complaint that had been phoned in to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Report All Poaching Line about a deer that had been shot. The caller said she was awakened … Continue reading

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QDMA Supports New York Bills to Increase Poaching Penalties

GW:  Disgusting for sure.  Michigan has just increased poaching penalties, and as far as I’m concerned, they could be much higher – especially if a youngster is induced to cooperate with a perverted mentor.  And, when I think about how … Continue reading

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Hunting and Outfitter Guide Sentenced for Illegally Killing and Transporting Wildlife

DENVER–Assistant hunting outfitter and guide Nicholaus Rodgers, was sentenced to 6 months home confinement, a $5,000 fine, 50 hours of community service and 3 years’ probation for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, a federal wildlife protection law. During his … Continue reading

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SCI Foundation’s Hunter Legacy 100 Fund Aid Anti-Poaching Efforts in Tanzania

March 4, 2015 Tucson, AZ – Joseph Hosmer, President, Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation), announced that SCI Foundation’s Hunter Legacy 100 Fund (HLF) donated $100,000 to provide the Wildlife Conservation Foundation of Tanzania (WCFT) with vehicles to be used … Continue reading

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DNR recommends charges in Otsego County elk-poaching case,

A Jackson County man has confessed to the illegal killing of a small bull elk during the firearm deer season in Otsego County, according to Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers who investigated the incident. A passerby discovered elk … Continue reading

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