A Long Island violator has been popped by the law for filling deer tags for his wife and hunting over illegal bait. Yep, from hero to zero, just like that! Photo and story here…
By Glen Wunderlich
Jeff Kerr of Lapeer County is famous – for all the wrong reasons. When he chose to hunt deer without a hunting license, he chose to become a poacher. And, when he killed a trophy whitetail buck, he began to live a lie that will follow him wherever he goes.
Kerr shot a trophy 13-point buck after his hunting buddy missed, claiming “…I couldn’t let it go…” Actually, he could have let it go, but he chose to complicate his life when he pulled the trigger. If he ever wanted notoriety, he sure got it; the story of this cheat is all over America.
For a fee of $15 he rolled the dice. He must have thought the odds of getting caught were slim to none. And, they probably were. He weighed risk versus reward, when he made the decision to cheat the system. Oh, but what a tangled web we weave…
The point of all this Read more
Jeff Kerr, hunting in Lapeer County, Michigan couldn’t miss on the trophy buck of a lifetime. And at 10 steps, he didn’t. Life has got complicated for the short-term hero now that everyone – including the law – knows he bought his license after the fact. Click here for the story and photo of the big buck he lost on a “technicality.” From hero to zero as quick as you can say busted.
HARRISBURG – A Lancaster County resident was cited for poaching a record-book class buck, according to charges filed by Pennsylvania Game Commission in the court of District Justice William Wenner, in Harrisburg, on Dec. 7. Read more
A couple of dunces from Maine decided to hunt in Michigan during the deer season but thought they could save about $100 each by gettting resident licenses. The tip-off for the DNR could have been the hat one was wearing. Check it out here…
Lansing – Michigan hunters could face more stringent fines for baiting violations under pending legislation in the state House of Representatives.
State Rep. Rick Olson, R-Saline, has introduced House Bill 4927, which would increase all illegal baiting fines substantially, and impose license revocation for repeat offenses.
Near Republic in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a moose was killed illegally and its head was left for all to see with a sign written by a moron: “Wolf’s won’t get this one!!”
Three hunters, who were under surveillance, were caught poaching in Idaho. They got jail time, fines and Idaho got their rifles. A good, swift kick in the pants and an adios of “Don’t come back” is in order.
By Evin Oneale – Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Three Australians suspected of poaching were arrested last week on multiple charges and later booked into the Elmore County jail.
Eleven charges have been filed against the men, with a combined bond set at $165,000.
Anton Kepeller, 58, Darren Tubb, 43, and Samuel Henley, 18, all from Tasmania, Australia, were contacted and later arrested Read more
Springfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Law Enforcement announced recent charges filed in Cook and Sangamon counties against five men from Illinois and Michigan. The arrests came after a five month long deer poaching investigation.
Illinois DNR Conservation Police conducted an investigation into a group of hunters who were taking several trophy-quality whitetail deer. After a thorough investigation with the assistance of Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, five hunters were charged with committing numerous Wildlife Code violations involving 31 whitetail deer. The largest buck, taken in Cook County, was a large non-typical deer scoring 213 5/8 inches and valued at $25,000. Read more