Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisianans for alleged deer hunting violations on Jan. 24 in Tangipahoa Parish.

Agents cited Brandon McElveen, 27, of Mt. Hermon, Todd Sigrist, 47, of Kentwood, and Rainey Thibodeaux, 33, of Kentwood, for hunting without basic hunting and big game licenses, no possession of deer tags, taking deer using illegal methods, taking over the daily limit of deer and possession of illegally taken deer. McElveen and Sigrist were also cited for taking deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting from a public road and taking over the yearly limit of deer.
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WOODLAND PARK, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has concluded a three year long poaching investigation involving a Kansas man who owns property in Teller County and his brother who resides in Pagosa Springs. Kansan William Hessman, 55, and his brother Torry Hessman, 47, have plead guilty to several wildlife charges after wildlife officers found evidence that the two had set up bait sites for big game and other wildlife species.

The case originated back in August of 2011 when Teller County District Wildlife Manager Tonya Sharp first received information from a resident about a bait site located near the Gold Camp Subdivision and the Pike National Forest. Sharp searched the location, which was located on William’s property, and discovered hay, a mineral block and a large metal stock tank.
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The 2014 New York hunting season closed with the second lowest number of hunting related-shooting incidents on record, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.

“Hunting is a tradition in New York State that continues to be safely enjoyed by many,” said Commissioner Martens. “Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative recognizes all the benefits the sporting community brings to New York’s economy and commends hunters for continuing their safe hunting practices. I thank our hunters for following the safety guidelines and for making this past year a successful hunting season.”
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