Category Archives: Poachers

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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Michigan DNR conservation officers report first case involving enhanced deer violation penalties

GW:  An egregious offense with a penalty to cover typical poaching.  Fine.  But, involving two youngsters?   Jacob Powers can be thankful I am not in charge of punishment.    A Kent County man has pled guilty in a deer-poaching case that occurred … Continue reading

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DNR seeks information regarding illegally killed tundra swan in Baraga County

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information regarding a tundra swan that was illegally shot and killed in Baraga County during the last weekend of September.

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Yellowstone Plundered by Market Hunters

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Sept. 19, 1876) – Soon on newsstands in all 38 states, an upcoming edition of “Forest and Stream” will feature a report by editor George Bird Grinnell on a poaching crisis still plaguing Yellowstone even in its … Continue reading

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Arraignment set for Oct. 6 for Sanilac County poaching suspects

GW:  Really?  Poaching a spotted fawn?  Hang ‘em.  Hang ‘em high! Three individuals are set to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, in 73A District Court in Sanilac County on poaching charges related to an incident on Sept. 14 in Sanilac … Continue reading

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DNR conservation officers seeking information on elk poaching cold case

As elk hunting season gets under way in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters and northeast Michigan residents that it is still seeking information on an elk poaching case from late 2013. On Dec. 28, 2013, a … Continue reading

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DSC Praises Tanzania’s Crackdown on Green Mile Safari Co.

DALLAS — Reacting to egregious, alleged violations in hunting ethics and laws, Tanzanian wildlife officials have revoked all hunting licenses and concessions for Green Mile Safari Co. The Dallas Safari Club (DSC) had urged the crackdown and is praising the … Continue reading

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SCI Keeps Pressure on FWS to Reverse Ban on Elephant Importation

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Sub-Committee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs held a hearing on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) policies regarding the importation of sport hunted elephants and other lawful ivory trade. Safari … Continue reading

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