from C.A.S.H. Committee To Abolish Sport Hunting

OK: Hunter boasts of poaching deer on dating app - while unknowingly talking to game warden

January 9, 2019


What started out as a potential love match turned out to be a bust, literally. An Oklahoma woman went on a dating website and started a chat with a game warden, though she didn't know his profession at the time. The woman shared with the warden that she was excited about illegally shooting a "bigo buck" during a hunting outing.

That got the attention of Oklahoma Game Warden Cannon Harrison because the woman admitted using a spotlight to shoot the dear at night and used a rifle outside the season where rifles can be used to hunt deer. What's more, the woman only harvested the head and back-strap meat a no-no.

And when the warden asked, she sent along pictures of her with her illegally obtained prey. The woman who wasn't identified has pleaded guilty to charges of improper possession of an illegally taken animal and taking game out-of-season. She and an accomplice face $2,400 fines. 

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