Category Archives: Poachers

Two Kawkawlin men each face $4,000 in restitution in redhead duck poaching

GW:  From heroes to zeros Two Kawkawlin, Michigan, men have been ordered to pay $4,000 each in restitution payments to the Game and Fish Protection Fund and $625 each in fines and court costs and were sentenced to five days in jail … Continue reading

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DNR charges Waterford man with elk poaching in Montmorency County

GW: So, what about knowing your target? Maybe the sleeze did, maybe he didn’t, but he’s still a sleeze. A 51-year-old man from Waterford, Michigan, has confessed to killing an elk on the opening day of firearm deer season, according … Continue reading

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Hunting and Outfitter Guide Sentenced for Illegally Killing and Transporting Wildlife

DENVER- Hunting outfitter and guide Christopher W. Loncarich, 56, of Mack, Colorado was sentenced to 27 months in prison, and 3 years probation for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, a federal wildlife protection law. During his probation he is … Continue reading

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Illinois Conservation Cops Nab Commercial Fisherman For Sale, Possession of Asian Carp

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Conservation Police have arrested a commercial fisherman for the unlawful possession and sale of 1,800 pounds of live Asian bighead and silver carp. Randall E. Watters of Hamburg, IL was arrested October 7, 2014. He was … Continue reading

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Nevada Game Wardens Break Up Poaching Ring

Thanks to for the story below. Years-long investigation closes with felony wildlife and weapons charges for multiple offenders. Photo: A game warden catalogs illegally taken game meat during the investigation. Nevada game wardens have concluded an investigation of a … Continue reading

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More Scum Caught by Michigan’s DNR

GW:  I’ve got the DNR hotline on my speed dial, and I can tell you they’ll respond! A Chassell man was arrested and arraigned Wednesday in 97th District Court, Houghton County, on a six-count warrant after a lengthy undercover investigation … Continue reading

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In Major Setback for Anti-Hunting Efforts, FWS Rejects Attempts to Stop Lion Hunting

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rejected the claim that the African lion merited listing as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.  After a long and comprehensive review of the species status, which … Continue reading

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Owners of Safari Company Indicted for Illegal Rhino Hunts

Out of Africa Charged with Wildlife Crimes, Fraud and Money Laundering The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris were charged with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa in order to defraud American hunters, money laundering and … Continue reading

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Two Kawkawlin men ticketed for over bag limit on redhead ducks

Two Kawkawlin men, both 22 years old, were ticketed Tuesday, Oct. 14, for being over the bag limit for redhead ducks, according to Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers who investigated the incident. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, conservation … Continue reading

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Michigan Deer Poacher Tests New Law and Loses

By Glen Wunderlich “Hello.  My name is Jacob Powers and I am a convicted poacher.”  Those are the words I’d have Mr. Powers repeat over and over to throngs of youngsters at Michigan schools and hunter safety courses, as part … Continue reading

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