Category Archives: Poachers

Third suspect in Upper Peninsula cougar poaching case pleads no contest

The third suspect involved in the illegal killing of a cougar in Schoolcraft County in December has pleaded no contest to taking/possession of an endangered species. Todd Anthony Richard, 40, of Burt, appeared in court Monday to enter his plea … Continue reading

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Expected Announcement From U.S. FWS Will Close Elephant Imports From Zimbabwe, Tanzania

Washington, D.C. – Statement By Safari Club International President Craig Kauffman   “Safari Club International’s advocacy team is alerting the international conservation community that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to soon announce a new policy to reject all elephant ivory imports … Continue reading

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Conservation officers arrest man who allegedly poached bear in Manistee County

A Macomb County man was arraigned recently in 85th District Court in Manistee County on charges of illegally taking a black bear without a permit and excessive use of deer bait. The charges stem from a Nov. 16 bear poaching … Continue reading

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Two of three suspects plead guilty in illegal killing of cougar in

Three suspects from Bay and Saginaw counties involved in the Dec. 9 illegal killing of a cougar appeared on March 5 in Schoolcraft County District Court where they were arraigned on warrants related to the killing. Two of the suspects … Continue reading

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Two Midland men arrested on charges of commercializing black bear parts

Two Midland, Mich., men have been arrested on charges of the illegal buying of Michigan black bears and black bear parts. The charges, authorized by the Midland County Prosecutor’s Office, are the result of an undercover investigation by the Department … Continue reading

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New laws increase fines for poaching antlered deer, recreational trespass

  GW:  I like the new changes and higher fines and only wish they’d be even more… New state laws designed to deter poaching of antlered bucks, especially those with trophy-sized racks, and to reduce recreational trespass are now in … Continue reading

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DSC Auction Raises $350,000 for Rhino Conservation

DALLAS (Jan. 11, 2014)-A Dallas Safari Club (DSC) auction has raised $350,000 for rhino conservation efforts in Namibia. All proceeds-100 percent-will go into a special fund used by the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism for anti-poaching patrols, habitat protection, … Continue reading

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Rhino Auction, Hunt Praised by Boone and Crockett Club

MISSOULA, Mont.–Controversy surrounds an upcoming fundraiser and hunt for a black rhinoceros, but the Boone and Crockett Club is praising both as positive moves for the future of a critically endangered game species. During its Jan. 9-12 convention, Dallas Safari … Continue reading

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UN Affiliate Endorses Rhino Hunt

DALLAS -A global conservation organization affiliated with the United Nations is the latest wildlife authority to endorse Dallas Safari Club’s (DSC) upcoming auction of a black rhino hunt in Namibia.

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DNR seeks information on elk poaching in Montmorency County

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information regarding an elk poaching incident that occurred in late December in Montmorency County just north of Atlanta.

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