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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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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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