Stories tagged: poaching
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Reward for wolf poacher raised to $20,000
The reward for information leading to the conviction of an alleged poacher has grown to $20,000.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Poachers kill two wolves in northeast Washington, at least one in Stevens County
Two wolves were illegally killed in northeast Washington last month, according to Conservation Northwest officials.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Ivory dealer goes undercover to help bust wildlife smuggler
A Washington ivory and antiquities dealer will serve six months in prison after pleading guilty to federal smuggling charges four years ago and then going undercover to help authorities prosecute …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Charges detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon
An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Reports detail extensive poaching ring in Washington, Oregon
Case reports from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife say the agency has uncovered an extensive poaching ring that has killed bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
In Brief: Poaching rings charged in Washington and Alaska
Three men are accused of trying to poison wolves and leading illegal sheep and bear hunts at the hunting lodge built by Fairbanks hunting guide and aviator Urban Rahoi.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Stray bullet kills camel in Oregon animal rehab center
An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Report: Famous Yellowstone bear shot at close range in 2015
The investigation into the death of a famed Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear killed by an elk hunter in late 2015 determined that the bear was shot three times at …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Rancher gives $5K reward for help finding cattle killers
An Oregon rancher has given a man a $5,000 reward for helping find and convict the two men who slaughtered his cattle.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
African rangers urge Hong Kong lawmakers to OK ivory ban
African park rangers urged Hong Kong lawmakers to approve a ban on ivory sales but warned that giving in to traders’ demands for compensation would fuel more elephant poaching.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Wildlife officials investigating grizzly bear shooting death
State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after a black bear hunter reported shooting a grizzly bear about 5 miles northeast of Missoula.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Montana wildlife officials investigating snow geese poaching
Montana game wardens are investigating the poaching of 37 snow geese that were found southeast of Helena near Canyon Ferry Reservoir.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
‘Bullwinkle’ elk shooting case dropped by judge; hunter wants trophy returned
Trophy hunter Tod Reichert, 77, of Saikum, Washington, no longer is charged with using his special Washington raffle tag for
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachers
South Africa says poachers killed 1,054 rhinos in the country last year, a 10.3 percent drop from 2015.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Game officials: 28 pronghorns poached in eastern Idaho
Game officials say they’re trying to figure out who slaughtered 28 pronghorn antelope in eastern Idaho.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 8 a.m.
Trade in African lion bones for Asian market faces scrutiny
Wildlife traffickers in a major African park have been offering rewards for a full lion carcass, raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting a vulnerable species because of demand in …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 9 a.m.
In South Africa, conservationists offer fake leopard hides to curb poaching
Many worshippers at a large religious gathering in South Africa this weekend will wear leopard skins, seen as symbols of status and power. But some of the pelts are fake, …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9 p.m.
Prince William: We’re still step behind wildlife traffickers
Britain’s Prince William praised Vietnam, China and other Asian countries for taking unprecedented steps to battle wildlife trafficking but said Thursday the truth is that rhinos, elephants, pangolins and lions …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Elephant population in Africa plunges due to poaching, census finds
JOHANNESBURG – Africa’s elephant population is decreasing dramatically due to poaching, plunging by more than 140,000 between 2007 and 2014, according to a study published Wednesday. The Great Elephant Census …
Sun., July 10, 2016, 12:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Montana judge upholds public access to Ruby River
A Montana judge has created a public access point to the Ruby River after a 12-year fight by an out-of-state landowner to block people from getting to the waterway where …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Reward grows in wolf pup poaching case in North Idaho
More than $16,000 in reward money has been offered for tips leading to arrests in the case of wolf pups poached from their den in Kootenai County.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Tips sought in case of North Idaho wolf pups killing
Wolf pups were removed from a den in Kootenai County last month and killed, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which is asking for the public’s help …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Reward following killing of E. Idaho grizzly up to $15,600
The reward for information leading to the person or persons who illegally killed a federally protected grizzly bear in eastern Idaho is up to $15,600.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
South African rhino endures, one year after horrific attack
Hope, a rhino mutilated by poachers, has had at least 16 medical procedures requiring anesthetics, testifying to her resilience and the tenacity of caregivers learning about the threatened species as …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Oregon group offers reward in bighorn sheep poaching case
The Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of a bighorn sheep poacher. The Oregon State Police say three rams were killed …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
South African rhino named Hope gets facial reconstruction
A year ago, a South African rhino survived a horrific attack by poachers who hacked off her horns and part of her face. This month, the rhino dubbed Hope is …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Kenyans prepare for massive burn of ivory
Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest single …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Field reports: Reward offered for Idaho grizzly poacher
Rewards totaling $10,000 are being offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in North Idaho.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
$10,000 reward offered for info about grizzly bear killing
Rewards of $10,000 are being offered for information leading to arrests and convictions in the killing last fall of a grizzly bear in Bonner County.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Juvenile hunter who killed grizzly goes before judge
A judge handed down a penalty Friday for a North Idaho teenager who shot and killed a federally protected grizzly bear last fall north of Wallace. The 14-year-old boy was …