Stories tagged: poaching
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 11, 2015, midnight
Chip Burkhalter: I-1401 won’t affect global of ivory trade
Initiative penalizes those who own ivory legally and will not stop poaching in Africa, nor squelch demand among Asian buyers.
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, midnight
Trophy deer poacher convicted, fined
A Chewelah, Washington, man and host of the former cable TV hunting show “Trophy State of Mind” has been convicted and fined $12,215 for trespassing and illegally hunting deer and …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015, midnight
Field reports: Three bucks poached north of Reardan
Three buck deer were illegally killed in a spree-poaching case north of Reardan this month. Wildlife officers are asking the public for tips. The whitetail bucks, their nearly fully grown …
Sun., May 24, 2015, midnight
Field reports: Weed control to close Newman Lake access
BOATING – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife public-access site at Newman Lake will be closed June 2-4 to allow treatment of the lake with herbicide to control Eurasian …
Sun., April 5, 2015, 7:49 a.m.
Out & About: Annapurna a reality for Jess Roskelley
OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, …
Thu., March 26, 2015, midnight
Two men plead guilty to poaching a pair of trophy bull elk near Anatone
Law enforcement officers from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are mildly disappointed in a recent plea agreement that spared two men who poached a pair of bull elk …
Tue., March 24, 2015, midnight
African elephant poaching still high in several regions, report says
JOHANNESBURG – A high rate of elephant poaching in parts of Africa was unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year, meaning that a continued decline in elephant numbers is …
Sun., Jan. 11, 2015, midnight
Field reports: Asotin County men charged in elk case
POACHING – Two Anatone, Washington, men have been charged in the November illegal killing of two trophy-class bull elk in Asotin County. Richard Kramer, 39, and his son, Jonathan Kramer, …
Sun., Dec. 14, 2014, midnight
Field reports: Three poachers at Banks Lake net 377 fish
FISHING – Three men illegally using gillnets caught 376 whitefish and a trout from Banks Lake before being apprehended on Dec. 8 by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police. …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014, midnight
In brief: Anti-wolf group starts billboard campaign
A newly organized anti-wolf group says it’s targeting Spokane with a billboard campaign to highlight its concerns about the increasing number of wolves in Washington State. Four billboards featuring a …
Sat., Nov. 15, 2014, midnight
Reward posted in shooting death of wolf
A $15,000 reward has been offered in the case of a federally protected wolf that was shot and killed near Salmon la Sac, Washington. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed …