Whitetail trafficking? Yes, that’s what I said. It is a very serious crime, and a very high dollar crime. But, in this case, it is the criminals who are paying big bucks! In fact, one of these criminals is paying the largest wildlife restitution ever ordered in U.S. history. Before looking at the crime, let’s take a look at the law surrounding this case.
Do you hunt southeast Ohio, particularly the Athens area? If you do, and you hunt public land, you might want to check out these new changes! According to the Ohio DNR, the most significant change concerns land owned by American Electric Power (AEP). While this land has been open for public hunting for over 50 years, certain areas have now been either closed to
So, how would you feel if someone told you bow season was suspended? And, even worse, the reason for the suspension is so someone else can come in and shoot deer in order to get the population under control. Well, this is exactly the scenario the hunters of Ellisville, Missouri are dealing with. In April, 2013 the Ellisville City Council passed an ordinance into law
So, here it is, another story about deer poaching. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy every time a poacher gets busted! But, here’s my issue with this case: THE PUNISHMENT DOES NOT FIT THE CRIME!! Of course, that’s just my opinion. I’ll let you read on and then decide for yourself. So, here’s the story: A Zimmerman, Minnesota man recently pleaded guilty to
On July 8, 2015, North Carolina passed a bill known as HB 640, or the Outdoor Heritage Act. This bill which goes into effect on October 1, 2015, ends the long-time ban on Sunday gun hunting. For all of you North Carolina hunters, don’t get too excited; because this bill does not come without some major restrictions! Restrictions So, just what are these restrictions? Well,