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2012

December
AL: Two injured in hunting accidents
MO: Man killed in hunting accident
IA: Man injured while pheasant hunting
TX: Valley teen killed in hunting accident
DE: Duck hunters rescued from cold water near Woodland Beach
TX: Teen dies in hunting accident
NC: Uncle charged in accidental shooting death of Tarboro child
NE: Nebraska hunter wounded by accidental blast
LA: Christmas Eve hunting trip leaves 1 dead
MI: Man shoots finger off while hunting in W. Michigan
NY: Young hunter found after large search in North Norwich
TX: Man shot in hunting accident
OH: Hunter found dead in Carroll Co., no signs of foul play
NE: Tekamah hunting guide hit by falling goose
FL: Fort White man injured by his own gun in hunting incident
NC: Hunter found shot in Lee County
IA: Hunter found dead in Muscatine County Woods
PA: Another injured hunter rescued
NC: Man crawls 12 hours to safety after hunting accident
OH: Hunter found dead in Meigs county, Ohio
CA: Local Man Loses Leg After Bear Charges
MI: Hounds' goalie Longeway down, but not out after hunting accident
MD: Bow Hunter Who Shot Himself Could Face Charges
CT: Hunter Rescued From Marlborough Woods Dies
CT: Middlebury Man Arrested for Illegal Trapping
ME: Missing hunter found dead in northern Maine
PA: Man charged for accidentally shooting fellow hunter, may lose hunting license
PA: Hunter dies after cardiac event in Centre County
MD: Elkton man falls from hunting stand
KS: Teenager injured in hunting accident
NY: Hunter who shot himself in the foot could face charges
MI: State Police find lost Greenville hunter
CT: Hunter instructs 13-year-old son to kill beagles
IL: Galesburg Man Lucky to be Alive after Hunting Accident
NE: Missing hunter's body found in Platte River Leroy Bird last seen Tuesday morning
MS: Man pleads guilty to hunting violations
IN: Hunter accused of poaching 'deer of lifetime'
IN: 2 area hunters hospitalized after falling from tree stands
AL: Phone saved hunter's life
VA: Injured hunter rescued in Rockbridge County
IA: Five Hunters Injured During Opening Weekend of Shotgun Deer Season
PA: Butler County hunter dies in Mahoning ATV crash
NY: Hunter Shot By Companion In Upstate NY
IL: Former Wareco owner killed in Pike hunting accident
LA: Duck-hunting juvenile shot in head
SD: Man hospitalized after hunting accident
IA: 2 deer hunters charged with failure to have hunting license, other charges after bow accident
KY: Man accidentally shot in foot by hunting companion
AK: Wolf attacks trapper on snowmachine near Tok
WI: Hunter shot in Chippewa County in good condition
WI: Report: Man injured on first day of deer hunting in county
PA: Hunter wounded in stomach near Mercersburg
ID: Idaho duck hunter who overturned canoe survives hypothermia
IA: Man injured in hunting accident in Floyd County
IA: Man injured in deer hunting accident
FL: Man says he was shot in index finger while in Jupiter Farms wildlife area
WV: West Virginia reporting 9 tree-stand injuries, 1 death
NH: Deer Attacks NH Hunter After Being Shot
MN: Daughter says father, killed during deer opener, 'one of the nicest guys ever'
NY: Ellisburg hunting accident leaves man in serious condition at Upstate Medical, Syracuse
TN: Padres general manager Josh Byrnes: Guns 'a big problem'
PA: Butler County hunter dies in ATV accident
AZ: Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum shot by Hall of Famer Robin Yount

November
ID: N. Idaho man in critical condition after duck hunting accident
OH: Man shoots self in foot while deer hunting
VA: Officials Investigating Hunting Accident in Appomattox Co.
PA: Hunter pulled from woods near Howard after leg injury
NH: Monroe hunter, 72, injured in ATV crash; fired shots to attract attention
MI: Teen shot in leg in hunting accident
GA: Hunter Found Dead
MT: Montana Hunter Recovering After Being Shot
LA: Avoyelles Hunter Killed in Deer Hunting Accident
OK: Wyandotte man dies in hunting accident
IN: Man injured in tree stand accident on first day of hunting season
MI: Missing deer hunter found dead in West Michigan
MO: Woman killed in deer hunting accident near her home
ME: Hunter fires shotgun into own foot
MO: Man killed in hunting accident
OH: Cloverdale man shoots self in hunting accident
IN: 64-year-old Lebanon hunter critically injured in fall from tree stand in Montgomery County
UT: Family remembers men who died in boating accident
MI: Flint man loses hand in Richfield Township hunting accident
IN: Hunter Injured In Deer Stand Fall
OR: Hunter dies after tree falls during OR storm
NY: Hunter accidentally shot in Yates County
WI: Hunter shoots off finger
FL: Body of missing hunter recovered Saturday from Altamaha River
IN: 76-year-old hunter found injured on the ground 13 hours after falling from tree
MN: DNR officers in the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment
NY: Dunkirk men rescued during hunting mishap
MN: Man dies in hunting accident near Superior
MT: Man rescued after apparent hunting accident
KY: Ricky Hamilton Found Dead
WI: Local Hunter Wounded by Recalled Gun
MT: Laurel lawmaker shot in hunting accident
UT: Police investigate bow-hunting report off S.R. 248
GA: Man Injured in Hunting Accident
IN: Hunter injured in gunshot by hunting partner
NY: Man accidentally shot in foot while hunting in Bath
NY: State Police Issue Tickets to Several People for Hunting Violations
NJ: Hunter Falls 20 Feet From Deer Stand
TX: Lampasas County: Hunting Accident Leaves Man Dead
VT: Missing 6-year-old found
IN: Ind. conservation officials investigating hunting accident
IN: Teen hunter sprains leg in fall
AR: Hunter accidentally shot in Jackson County
WI: Deer hunter killed in ATV accident
NY: One man dies, another recovering from shooting in separate hunting incidents
WI: Local hunter recovering from gunshot wound
MA: Man dies in Douglas hunting accident
LA: Bordelonville hunter accidentally shot in chest
ME: Warden Service: Hunters in fatal accident were shooting at same deer
LA: Search and rescue personnel located a missing hunter alive
OH: Duck hunter drowns in northeastern Ohio lake when boat flips, sinks; 2 others rescued
TX: Livingston man killed in hunting accident
MI: Doctors remind hunters to be safe
AZ: Hunter shoots himself near Empire Ranch
IN: Hunting accident sends Lafayette man to hospital
OH: Ohio hunter dies in fall
TN: Williamson authorities report Columbia hunter killed when he falls from deer stand
PA: Hunter Rescued Hanging From Tree
AK: Two trappers mauled by brown bear
PA: Hunter suffers head injury in fall in Lower Windsor Township
LA: Beauregard man fights for life with deer while hunting
OH: Hunter who fell 30 feet in fair condition
SD: Nebraska man hurt in South Dakota hunting accident
NC: Hunter falls from tree stand
IN: Michigan City hunter hurt in fall from tree stand
GA: Hunter dies in fall from tree stand; Injured son summoned emergency personnel
IA: Hunter dies after falling from tree stand
AR: Man Shot After Hunter Mistakes Him for Deer
IN: Bremen man airlifted after fall from tree stand
IA: Centerville man injured in fall from tree stand
CO: Utah man injured in Colorado hunting accident
ME: Rome man shoots self in hunting accident
PA: Deer hunter injured in fall climbing tree
MT: Hunter recovering after rescue from back country
MN: Sartell man injured in deer hunting accident
MI: Duck Hunter From South Lyon Dies While Hunting
MA: Missing western Massachusetts Hunter found dead
MN: Eagan boy hurt near Paynesville in hunting accident
MD: Hunting Accident in Dunkirk Leads to Fly Out
NJ: Derry hunter shot in his backpack
NY: Hunting-related Mishaps Have Grabbed Headlines
WI: 3 hunters killed in opening weekend
NY: Fatal Hunting Accident
GA: Crawford Co. Deputies Investigating Fatal Hunting Accident
IN: Hunter injured in 20-foot fall from tree stand in Harrison County
TN: Memphis hunter crawls six hours to safety after tree-stand fall
NH: Hunter shot by boy, 10
KS: Christensen Farms CEO dies on hunting trip
AK: Juneau deer hunter accidentally shoots cousin in the arm, troopers say
OR: Medford hunter survives bear attack
GA: Hunter transported to the hospital after arm wound
MN: High-school student killed in early-morning boat accident in Waseca County
KY: Paducah man killed in hunting accident
NY: Man thought hunting partner was a deer

October
MT: Superior man killed in hunting accident
MN: High-school student killed in early-morning boat accident in Waseca County
WA: Wash. Responders Rescue Hypothermic Hunter
IA: Iowa hunter hit in face by shotgun pellets
MI: A 58-year-old hunter has died after falling from a tree stand
ID: Two hunters wounded in Idaho
ID: Woman suffers leg injury in Nez Perce County hunting accident
CO: Sheriff praises teamwork in hunter rescue

WA: Kitsap County hunter dies near Tarboo Lake after falling from tree
AZ: Hunter needs rescue after fall
SD: Man in hospital after hunting accident
ID: Idaho lawmaker's son wounds wife in rifle accident
GA: Woman believes she may have been shot by deer hunter
SD: Hunting Accidents Reported In 2 SD Counties
FL: Hunter falls down 12-foot well, becomes trapped for 8 hours
MN: Man injured in hunting accident
SD: Selby: Nebraska man shot in hunting accident
MT: Superior hunter killed by stray bullet
UT: Wounded hunter from Roy says he is 'lucky' to be alive
CA: Teen Hunter Passes Away
WI: Wausau area hunter found dead
IN: Posey County Hunter Injured After Fall From Tree
MN: 4 teens duck hunting in Beltrami County rescued from lake after boat capsizes
WV: Hunting Accident Claims The Life Of Hunter
IN: Deer hunter falls out of tree
TX: Texas Men Injured in Hunting Accidents
IA: Boating accident on Mississippi kills 2
KY: District Court 5 Judge Injured in Hunting Accident
IN: 80-year-old NE Indiana man seriously hurt after falling 24 feet in deer hunting accident
IN: One airlifted after fall from tree stand
MO: Mystery man saves trapped hunter
UT: 17-year-old injured in hunting accident in Logan Canyon
PA: Hunter and son hurt as they fall from Whitehall tree stand
IN: Illegal Hunting Leads To Manilla Man's Arrest
NY: Tree stand accident claimed hunter's life
UT: Emery sheriff: Hunter likely died from fall off horse
LA: Man dies after falling from deer stand in Union Parish
MI: Authorities: 3 duck hunters wounded in mishap
MN: Man shot in apparent hunting accident near Elba
FL: Man killed while boar hunting was a 34-year-old father of three from Loxahatchee Alexandra Seltzer
UT: Hunter injured in shooting accident stable
PA: Police: Costumed Pa. Girl Mistaken for Skunk, Shot
PA: Hunter dead after fall from W. Pa. tree stand
PA: Airville-area hunter dies in tree-stand fall
TX: Huntington man dies in Leon County ATV rollover accident
MN: 74-year-old Hunter shot; Wabasha officials seek information
OR: Son kills father while hunting
WI: Trempealeau County man dies Sunday night in hunting accident
IN: Hunting Accident Kills Rochester Man
LA: Lake Charles man dies in hunting accident in Allen, foul play not suspected
IN: West Lafayette deer hunter suffers serious injury after fall from tree stand
ID: Girl reported shot on Grouse Creek
IN: Noble County hunter falls 17 feet from tree stand
MN: Boy shoots father in hunting accident
MD: Hunting Accident Claims Life in Charles
GA: Rescued Hunter Recounts Time Spent Lost in Woods
SD: Hunter Dies In Weekend Accident

September
FL: Hunter bitten by rattlesnake near Okeechobee; rushed to coastal hospital
WI: Appleton man shot by brother while hunting
AK: Hunter presumed drowned in swollen Butte Creek; high water knocks off man crossing on ATV
IN: Peru man found dead after ATV accident
KY: Owen County Woman Dies in Crossbow Accident
WI: ATV accident in Waupaca County sends man to hospital
MN: Young Hunter Shot In Knee During Canoe Accident
AK: 4 hunters rescued after boat sinks near Cordova
SC: Hunter accidentally kills himself while on phone near St. Matthews
MT: Elk hunter attacked by grizzly bear
Australia: Hunter shot by his own dog
AK: Unalakleet Woman Seriously Injured in Hunting Accident
CA: Detectives investigate hunter's shooting death
ID: Out-of-state hunter bit by bear in E. Idaho
KS: Details released on hunting accident
AK: Cordova Man Suffers Fatal Fall While Goat Hunting in Wells Bay
AK: Hunter rescued after off-road accident
OH: Hunter injured
PA: Man looking for a hunting spot shot in the foot
TX: Grandfather's horror after he accidentally shoots his 3-year-old granddaughter while hunting stray cats
AK: Man says hunting partner's death was accidental shooting
GA: Young hunting shooting victim faces more surgery, long recovery
TX: Hunting accident victim in critical condition
AK: Alaska State Troopers say hunting trip ends in death after accidental shooting
KS: Hunter Shot In McPherson County
UT: Wildlife officer helps rescue 2 hit by lightning
CO: Helicopter rescues injured hunter

August
AR: Off-Duty Chicot County Deputy Hurt in Fall from Deer Stand
GA: Thomson man killed in hunting accident
AK: Bear mauls 2 hunters near Shishmaref
CA: Search ends for missing hunter
OH: New Lexington man helps friend after deer stand fall
AZ: Game commissioner self-reports shooting of prairie dog after hunting season, gets citation

July
ME: Stratton resident, 81, drowns in Eustis while training hunting dog
WI: Sheriff: Boys hunting alone when shooting occurred
OH: Ashland woman shoots self in foot
IA: Herreid man fined, put on probation for federal hunting violations

June
WI: Teen Who Allegedly Shot Girl With Arrow in Custody
ND: Hunting accident in Wyndmere
MN: Central Minn. rancher in fatal ATV accident identified
ND: Hunting accident in Wyndmere
VA: Child confirmed dead after hunting accident in Goose Creek
WI: Deer hunter sues Cabela's and Tenpoint after losing thumb in crossbow
OH: Officials review hunting safety in light of accident

May
MI: St. Louis cattleman Jim Baker dies in accidental shooting
OR: Oregon teen gets electric shock on hunting trip
IL: Oblong turkey hunter found dead
NY: Teen shot by brother while turkey hunting in Yates County
KS: Youth killed in Pott County hunting accident
ME: Son shoots father in eye while turkey hunting
PA: PA: 2 hunters shot, hurt
ME: Coyote lunges for turkey on opening day, bites a hunter instead
AL: Child Shot In The Face While Snake Hunting

April
OR: Man shot in leg while hunting for turkeys in southern Oregon
MO: Turkey hunter shoots another hunter in Shannon County
IN: Turkey Season Already Taking Dangerous Turn For Hoosier Hunters
OR: Hunter, dogs saved after fall in Clackamas Co.
KS: Man Shot Twice By Friend In Geary County Hunting Accident
AL: Turkey-hunting accident lands man in hospital
WI: Deforest man shot in face by friend in hunting accident
MO: Hunting accident seriously injures man
PA: hunter shot....dark and shot at a "gobble"...?????
AK: Alaska man escapes bear attack with minor injuries
IN: Two 2 turkey hunters shot in southern Indiana
TN: Grainger County man injured in hunting accident wants to know who shot him
NJ: Schmucker Allegedly Killed in Hunting Accident
IL: Missing turkey hunter in Stoneface area found dead
TX: Man shot in head while hunting possums
MO: Tougher hunting penalties advance
GA: Man charged in shooting death of son
NC: Hunter killed in accidental shooting in Forsyth County
MS: Two men shot in hunting accident
FL: Florida man mistakes girlfriend for hog, shoots her
TX: Rabbit hunter accidentally shoots pregnant girlfriend

March
IN: IN men face charges in 12 raptor deaths
AL: Newell man shot while turkey hunting
AL: Husband accidentally shoots wife while turkey hunting...thought her arm was a turkey neck
TX: Hunting accidents at record low in Texas - Decline seen with increase in hunter education
CA: Hunter who lost his leg in December is doing well
AZ: A case of simple varmint hunting gone terribly wrong...
IA: Hunter Injured When Shotgun Explodes
FL: Officials: Hunter Sees Turkey, Accidentally Shoots Man
FL: Boy fatally shoots grandfather in Hardee County hunting accident
WV: Hunting Accident Claims Life
ID: Rupert Man Killed in Hunting Accident
LA
: Cadaver Dogs Used in Search of Missing Man
OK: 11-Year-Old Welch Boy Killed In Apparent Hunting Accident
FL: Man shoots foot instead of snake

February
NY: Train hits, kills man hunting rabbits
FL: Wildlife officer finds body of hunter reported missing in Tampa Bay area
IL: Illinois hunter killed by father in likely accident
MN: Boy, 16, shot in hunting accident
TX: Teenage shooting victim undergoing surgery
WA: Lincoln County teen injures buddy while shooting rabbit
OR: Hunter found slumped over fence east of Sandy
AL: Man injured in hunting accident near Hayden
WA: Lincoln County teen injures buddy while shooting rabbit
MI: Guy shoots himself in leg not once, but twice in Grand Blanc Township
IA: Man Accidentally Shoots Himself Twice
WY: Fatal shooting under investigation
NH: A New Hampshire hunter was penalized
LA: Fort Polk soldier dies in hunting accident in Kisatchie
TN: Madison County boy accidentally shoots friend while hunting; teen wounded in buttocks admitted to hospital

January
SC: Teen Flown To Hospital For Emergency Surgery
PA: Hunter accidentally shoots companion at Fawn gas station
AL: Citronelle man fatally shot in hunting accident
MO: Teen Accidentally Shot in Foot
TX: Menard High School football player shot in 'freak accident'
MD: Canoe capsizes, man swims to safety
PA: Pair arrested on illegal deer hunting, drunken-driving charges
PA: Hunter shot Pa. man with arrow
OH: Human Remains Found During Search for Missing Hunter in Vinton County
NJ: 87-year-old hunter in intensive care after 25-foot fall from tree stand
IL: Hunter fatally shot in Knox County
IL: Sheriff: Father accidentally shoots, kills son
GA: Bizarre hunting accident sends one man to the hospital
GA: EMS saves hunter
CA: Sacramento man dies during squirrel hunting expedition in Butte Co.
CA: Duck hunter rescued by helicopter after spending night in waters near Alviso Marina
CA: Body of missing hunter found near Boulevard
CA: Body of missing hunter discovered in El Dorado County
VA: Mechanicsville man shot in hunting accident
OH: ODNR Identifies Man Shot to Death on Game Lands
MA: Alleged deer poacher denies charges
IA: Harlan man dies in hunting accident
VA: Three hunters shot on last day of deer season
TX: Amarillo man accidentally shot while hunting by Travis Ruiz
PA: Hunter injures his leg near Beaver Run Reservoir
NE: Man Accidentally Shot While Hunting Raccoons
IN: Hunter hurts ankle while removing tree stand
WI: Waukesha County Hunter Found Dead
NC: Deer hunter shot by minor outside Clarkton
FL: Hunter hit with bird shot, drives himself to hospital
AL: Local hunter falls from tree stand
MO: Two duck hunters die in accident on Truman Lake
MD: 4 Men Face Charges After Illegal Hunting Accident

HOW SAFE IS TRAPPING?

Judge for Yourself...

See Safe Trapping Archive

2012

December
ME: Oxford teen dies after falling through ice

HOW SAFE IS FISHING?

Judge for Yourself...

See Safe Fishing Archive

2012

November
HI: Shark bites diver off Maui during tournament

October
FL: Hurlburt airman killed in boating accident identified

September
MS: Biloxi man killed in boating accident

June
FL: Teen Shot In Forehead In Spearfishing Gun Accident Airlifted To Miami Hospital
GA: A boating accident on the Chattahoochee kills two
FL: Fisherman found dead in Putnam County
NY: No leads found after second day of search for missing boater

May
MA: Couple rescued from Plymouth Bay after boat capsizes
FL: Old Town man injured by sturgeon on Suwannee River

April
NY: No leads found after second day of search for missing boater
VA: Two Charged With Illegaly Hunting

March
MI: Body of missing 16-year-old recovered

January
IL: Dad dies while fishing with son in Knox County

VIOLATIONS

2012

December
VT: Hunter charged for shooting dog
ND: North Dakota man fined for trapping bald eagle
WVA: WVU mascot Kimble pays $20 hunting citation
IN: Indianapolis man arrested for hunting on North Putnam property
OR: Hunter arrested with unlawful elk trophy
LA: State agents cite Plaquemines hunters for duck violations, boat safety
WI: Illegal hunting bust leads to several charges
LA: State agents cite 7 deer hunters for violations in St. Mary
NV: Northern NV trapper convicted in bighorn's death
ME: Turner man pleads guilty to illegal hunting, drug trafficking
CT: Middlebury Man Arrested for Illegal Trapping
SD: Failure to check muskrat traps costs Columbia man $3,786
OH: Night hunters charged by ODNR
VT: Family dog shot and killed by hunter in Vermont
CA: California Man Loses Leg After Shooting Self During Bear Attack
PA: Hunter's stray bullet hits home in Hunker
VA: Deputy resigns after illegal hunting charges
VT: Man faces charges for hunting incident
DE: DNREC seeking Dover man on illegal deer hunting charges
MN: Hunter arrested at Spring Lake Park
PA: Hunter charged with illegally shooting 3 deer, violating DMA, being too close to school
AL: Sidon man accused of 30 game violations
PA: Hunter charged with illegally shooting 3 deer, violating DMA, being too close to school
MI: Bow hunters charged after Warren cops say they illegally bagged deer within city
PA: Hunter Facing Charges After Bullet Hits Home In Leet Township
PA: South Fayette police investigating shooting of hunter in back
NE: St. Paul man dies in hunting accident
NH: Man charged for illegally setting trap that killed dog in N.H.
LA: 2 French Settlement hunters nabbed for duck hunting along Mississippi River
IA: Teen shot by father in hunting accident
IA: 2 deer hunters charged with failure to have hunting license, other charges after bow accident
AL: Hunter from Mississippi wounded on Iowa deer hunt
IA: Cedar Rapids man injured in deer hunting accident
VT: Pittsford hunter hospitalized in accident
IA: Hunter Injured In Accident

November
LA: Father and son arrested for deer hunting violations
IN: Indiana hunter accused of illegally shooting rare albino deer
MA: Man pleads guilty to illegal trap, dog caught
DE: Hunting violations
TN: Hunter Shoots House Instead of Deer
IA: 2 Iowa wrestlers arrested for illegally hunting rabbits
TX: Two men arrested for allegedly hunting deer in Medical Center
IN: Man Facing Felonies After Hunting Arrest
MT: Illegal Hunting and Outfitting Case Nets Multiple Defendants
VA: Deputies Resign Over Illegal Hunting Incident
WI: Three convicted of illegally shining deer
IN: Felon Arrested On Hunting Violation
FL: 6 charged with poaching deer, other hunting violations in Baker County
NM: 4OYS Investigation: Illegal hunters
CA: Blood dripping from SUV leads to poaching arrests
IN: Teen cited for hunting violations
IN: Two Garrett men face hunting-related charges
LA: 2 accused of hunting deer, killing dog
WY: Warden claims hunter lied to get his license
SC: Man ticketed for hunting deer with bow and arrow in Rose Hill

October
SC: Four York Co. men charged with illegally hunting deer at night
ID: Seven poachers receive citations in largest poaching takedown this season
ME: Maine wardens charge 5 with variety of hunting offenses
PA: Hunter With Bow and Arrow Trespasses...Again
IN: Hunter charged in death of ‘Nightmare’ deer
IA: Police cite backyard squirrel hunter in Urbandale
NH: A man is charged with plowing down wild turkeys with his vehicle
LA: 5 Vermillion Parish hunters fined thousands for taking too many geese and they can't hunt for 2 years
GA: Two arrested on hunting violations
UT: 3 Colo. men fined, banned from hunting after doe, buck killed illegally in Utah
MN: DNR outlines most common firearm deer hunting violations
SC: Four men charged with illegal hunting
IN: 2 Ft. Wayne hunters cited for hunting with bait
HI: Hunter faces criminal charges after death of horse
HI: Big Island hunter, Maui hunting ranch owner sentenced in axis deer smuggling case
NV: Hunter jailed after killing pregnant deer in Douglas County
FL: Bratt Man Gets 3 Years In Prison On Hunting, Weapons Charges
IN: Hunters accused of violations on waterfowl season opening
MI: Hunter Charged With Taking Over 100 Illegal Deer
LA: Man accused of hunting deer in upscale Mandeville neighborhood cited for trespassing
DE: DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Oct. 3-Oct. 10
WA: Illegal Hunters Bagged
KY: Don’t drink and hunt
ME: Franklin woman accused of illegally shooting moose
LA: Houma man accused of hunting, drug violations

September
FL: Facebook leads FWC officers to cousins suspected of illegal hunting
TX: Panhandle's Best Inc. owner pleads guilty
KY: Man arrested for hunting under the influence
LA: 3 Marksville area men nabbed for illegal deer, gator hunting
CO: Federal jury convicts Western Colorado hunting outfitter accused of deer, elk baiting
MI: Michigan teen dies in apparent hunting accident in Brockway Township
LA: Agents book eight teal hunters who can't count
NE: Hunter Fined For Killing Snow Geese
KS: Celebrity hunter Spook Spann charged with transporting illegal deer
AL: Alabama Wildlife Federation issued nearly $5,000 in informant rewards in August
MS: Miss. man appeals hunting ban from Trace incident
MS: Miss. man sentenced for shooting eagle
HI: Waianae pig hunter pleads no contest to animal cruelty

August
LA: Tip from Operation Game Thief leads to arrest of 3 Red River hunters
KY: Louyisville man accused of illegally trapping, killing squirrels
LA: LDWF says alligator violations are on the rise
IN: Plymouth hunter suffers multiple injures in fall from tree
PA: Drunk ‘hunter’ sentenced for killing 5 deer out of season
LA: Haughton man sentenced for hunting deer illegally in Kisatchie
HI: Maui rancher pleads guilty to guiding unlicensed hunter; not charged with transporting animals
WY: 6 poachers sentenced to fines, hunting bans
ME: Mount Vernon man faces nearly 60 charges for illegal hunting
LA: 3 men from Norco, Kenner sentenced for hunting doves in baited St. Charles field

July
KS: Kansas hunting camp case snares 3 more hunters
NY: Rooftop deer hunter bagged in Nanuet
OH: Wildlife officer allegedly hunting on duty
WY: Teen faces lifetime hunting ban under new law that makes poaching 3 or more deer a felony

June
ND: North Dakota hunters plead guilty
WY: Final sentences issued in Wyoming illegal hunting case
CA: Five San Francisco residents plead guilty to poaching operation
LA: Man sentenced for silencer
SC: 2 arrested in Charleston said they were hunting
WA/OR: 20 sea lions shot to death along coasts of Washington and Oregon
AK: Hunting violation citations issued

May
FL: Bow hunter pleads guilty to killing Florida Panther
FL: Florida Fish and Wildlife gives warning to man who trapped gator on neighbor's porch
ID: Grizzly and cub killed in northern Idaho
OR: Two brothers sentenced to jail for illegal elk hunting in Lincoln County
AK: Stuffed bear nabs roadway hunter near Klawock
IL: Naperville police issue warning after 2 geese shot by arrows
LA: Ascension Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Hunting Violations
TX: Lampasas: Man Arrested For Hunting Deer On Private Property
TX: Game Warden cases: Gators, poachers and peoples’ poor judgment
MS: Rankin Co. man arrested for hunting gators illegally
FL: Duette man convicted of illegal dove hunting
IA: Solon man pleads guilty to trapping raptors
TX: Texas outlaws slapped with brisk fines, jail time in deer poaching/farming cases
AL: Alaska's former top game official enters guilty pleas
LA: 67-year-old cited for turkey hunting violations
LA: Thibodaux Councilman Says Confusion Led To Hunting Citation
NC: Hertford, N.C., man killed hunting turkey with his son
PA: Man shot in apparent hunting accident

April
AK: Anchorage hunting guide now faces federal charges
AK: Wildlife Trooper may have trapped trapper
ME: Master Maine Guide found guilty in animal cruelty case
CT: Connecticut man arrested for hunting under influence, possession
MT: Cascade County men plead guilty on poaching, related charges
LA: Crowley hunter booked as felon carrying a gun
WA: Photos incriminate hunter in bear baiting case
OR: Klamath Falls man arrested, accused of using illegal bear bait while hunting
AK: Ted Nugent Admits to Illegal Alaska Bear Kill
WY: Wyoming jury finds Oregon hunter guilty of wildlife violations
WI: Man convicted of illegally killing deer
NC: Reality show hunting couple struck with federal charges
ME: Maine Hunting and Fishing Violations
DE: DNREC [Delaware] Enforcement cites 16 for hunting and fishing violations and turkey season begins Saturday
MN: Halstad, Minn., man charged with illegally capturing bald eagle
NY: Tribeca Film Director Illegally Hunted Deer for New Film
NV: Man accused of illegal trapping found guilty

March
WI: Wisconsin man suspected of slaughtering 100 deer in 'thrill kill
WA: TV host tells his side of Idaho illegal hunting citation
NV: Hunters plead guilty to poaching on Idaho border
TX: Hunting accidents at record low in Texas - Decline seen with increase in hunter education
WI: Two La Crosse police officers pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge of illegally hunting ducks
FL: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement Report - March 22
WI: Two La Crosse police officers plead guilty to federal hunting charges
NC: 2 Men Accused Of Shooting Hunting Dogs
WY: Family mulls guilty pleas in Wyoming illegal hunting operation
AL: Two Alabama men arrested in Polk County for out of season turkey hunting
NV: Mustang killers judge called 'boneheads' busted for illegal trapping in Nevada
AL: Arrests for illegal hunting lead to discovery of meth lab
AK: Hawaii resident pleads guilty to Alaska wildlife violations
WA: Entiat Poachers Get Big Fines, Lose Hunting Privileges
SD: SD biologist fired after mountain lion kill
MN: Stillwater Police: Two 'Responsible Hunters' Shoot Geese Out of Season, Dump Birds at Gas Station
KS: Three Olathe men charged with illegally hunting deer in Douglas County
AK: Men caught trapping lynx illegally
AK: Dad, son sentenced for aerial herding, killing of a bull moose south of Fairbanks
CO: Grand Junction hunter charged with illegally trapping lions for client shooters
NJ: Police say New Milford goose hunter was armed with knives, crossbows
FL: Hunter arrested after killing FWC officer's dog
FL: St. Johns County men arrested in undercover operation by Fish and Wildlife officials

February
IA: 2 Men Charged With Airborne Hunting
MI: 4 Michigan men charged in undercover wildlife investigation
MT: 2 Brothers Fined Over Alleged Hunting Violations
GA: DeKalb family's dog shot with arrow
ID: Idaho hunter takes collared wolf from Oregon
LA: USDOJ: Louisiana Hunting Outfitter Pleads Guilty to Illegally Killing Protected Alligator
MD: Father, son get fines, probation in Assateague pony death
ME: Maine man gets year in prison for killing eagle
MT: Montana judge fines former Wisconsin man $12,000, suspends his hunting privileges for 35 years
TX: Illegal trap set on parkland injures a resident's pet
DE: Georgetown man pleads guilty in hunting violations
WI: Hunter accused of shooting dog in legs
LA: 3 Baton Rouge-area men in 20s accused of hunting violations
AL: Alabama lawmaker's guilty plea on baiting charge
IN: Two accused of illegal hunting
LA: 10 cited in alleged deer-poaching activity
MT: Hardin man admits hunting eagles, selling parts
MT: Oregon man ordered to pay $10,500 for illegal hunting in Montana
MA: Father, son charged in bear killing in Royalston
KY: Ky. man pleads guilty to baiting field, banned from hunting migratory birds for 2 years
KS: Kansas man accused of poaching deer that would have broken state record
IL: Area men accused of killing gray wolves
ID: Hailey Men Sentenced in Poaching
AL: Albertville man arrested for hunting with ATV on railroad tracks at night
CA: Over-limit duck hunters cited; four allegedly bagged 108 bird
LA: Hunter’s aim at trophy could be backfire
IL: 2nd man accused of killing deer with ATV
TX: $14,000 Fine for Illegal Alligator Hunting
LA: Livingston Parish Man Sentenced for Hunting Violations
DE: DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan. 11-18
TX: Smuggling brings down Texas deer breeders
NJ: Hillsborough: Hunter's errant shot penetrates house

January
NY: Deer hunters charged with baiting and other violations
LA: Kaplan Hunting Guide Sentenced for Conducting Illegal Duck Hunts
TN: Maryville teens plead guilty to spotlighting, killing bear cubs
OH: Brookville man pleads guilty after migratory birds hunted illegally
IL: Goose hunter's gun seized, charges lodged
TX: Smuggling brings down Texas deer breeders
MD: Garrett bear hunting violations bring fines
NE: Two plead no contest in poaching
MA: Grafton hunters say they were assaulted because they saw illegal doe kill
LA: Two men charged with illegally hunting deer
IA: Hunter Illegally Possessed Firearm
MA: Deerfield man denies hunting while intoxicated
AK: Alaska wildlife chief charged with hunting violations for 2008 bear hunt
RI: Tiverton Police, DEM Detain Alleged Drunk Hunter
MD: 4 men charged with illegal hunting after man accidentally shot in Fort Washington
KY: Dog killed in animal trap at Paris park; Mt. Sterling man to be charged
KS: Two arrested on multiple illegal hunting charges
VA:
Police: Man drunk while out hunting
TX: Police Hunting for Deer Poachers
MN; Latest DNR enforcement report
ME: Hunter charged with shooting of family's dog
OR: West Linn-area hunter fined $12,000 for illegal elk hunt in Wyoming
AK: Healy-area miner offers gold for info about dead moose left to rot
MD: 4 Men Face Charges After Illegal Hunting Accident

 

HARASSMENT BY HUNTERS

Documented: Emotional Stress, Physical Injury, and Property Damage Inflicted Upon Innocent People by Those Who Hunt, Fish, and Trap

Three victims of the hunter harassment laws tell their stories. Watch the videos here.

2012
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SELECTED ARTICLES

2012

Hunting deer with my flintlock: I hate to kill, but I do, it has to hurt

 
 

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