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Beheaded Elk Earns Hunter a Felony for the Illegal Kill

You never know who’s watching you. Zackary Holdaway may not have seen the hidden trail cams that were recording him, but they saw him. Thanks to that footage, he realized the hard way that breaking the law will eventually come back to bite you after he received a felony sentencing when a multi-year investigation discovered he illegally killed …

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Poaching Operation Lands Leader in Prison for 4 Years

Poaching never pays off. The leader of a widespread poaching operation found that out the hard way and is going to prison for the next four years. Robert Mandon Freeworth received his sentencing on Monday by Wood County Common Pleas Judge Reeve Kelsey. The 37 year-olds illegal activity included shooting deer a night, shooting them …

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Man Sent to Jail After Illegally Poaching Mule Deer and Displaying at Hunting Show

Of all the dumb things someone can do, illegally killing an animal and then displaying said animal at a hunting expo ranks pretty high on the list. A man who poached a mule deer out of season will face jail time and pay thousand of dollars in fines after killing a mule deer out of …

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Prince William Vocally Supports Trophy Hunting; Faces Negative Backlash

Prince William has faced backlash after making comments in support of trophy hunting in some circumstances. As the president of United for Wildlife and a patron of the Tusk Trust, it’s not surprising many people who didn’t understand the importance of hunting would criticize him. He told ITV News that commercial hunting is important in …

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African Country Accepting Bids From Trophy Hunters to Kill 3 Black Rhinos

Original story from ABC News Australia: The Namibian government called for bids from trophy hunters to kill three endangered black rhinos despite fierce global criticism over previous auctions. Since 2012, Namibia has sold licences each year to kill individual rhinos, saying the money is essential to fund conservation projects and anti-poaching protection. An American hunter last …

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Undercover Robot Animals Trick Poachers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just got a huge helping hand in the fight against poachers – robots. No, they aren’t sending The Terminator after these lawbreakers; they’re using remote-controlled animal decoys provided by the Humane Society of the United States to trick them into going after the robotic animal. The decoys have …

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