Category Archives: Poachers

Texas Game Wardens Seize Shark Boat in Gulf

AUSTIN – Texas game wardens have seized a Mexican shark-fishing boat in state waters near the Texas-Mexico border. Wardens were patrolling the Gulf of Mexico earlier today for illegal fishing activity when they spotted a Mexican fishing boat moving northbound … Continue reading

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Mexican Poachers Interdicted by USCG Off Texas Coast

South Texas Coast Guard crews pursue and interdict a Mexican fishing vessel, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 off the Coast of South Padre Island, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel, … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Seizes 3 Miles of Illegal Long Line Set by Mexican Fishermen

Coast Guard crews seized approximately 3 miles of long line fishing gear, Jan. 30, 2014, about 35 miles off the coast of South Texas. U.S Coast Guard photos. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard crews seized a total of approximately … Continue reading

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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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