AL: Alabama Wildlife Federation issued nearly $5,000 in informant rewards in August
September 5, 2012
By Matt Okarmus, MontgomeryAdvertiiser.com
The Alabama Wildlife Federation issued nearly $5,000 during
August in Operation GameWatch Rewards. The funds went toward
Alabama residents who provided the critical information that led
to the arrest and conviction of multiple poachers in the state.
Conservation enforcement officers obtained convictions on more
than 65 charges involving 27 different individuals using
informants and anonymous tips, according to a news release from
the AWF. Combined fines and court costs imposed through these
convictions totaled $40,000.
Convictions were obtained for a
variety of illegal activities including ight hunting, using
night vision equipment, hunting from a public road, hunting
private property without permission, baiting, and hunting out of
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