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Ohio Game Warden Shot by Suspected Poachers

Wildlife Management

Ohio Game Warden Shot by Suspected Poachers

Officer Kevin Behr, a 25-year veteran of the Ohio wildlife division, is currently in stable condition after being treated for a gunshot wound on Sunday afternoon. He was investigating a deer poaching tip in Clinton County near Macedonia and Martinsville roads, the Cincinnati Inquirer reports. While...
Hundreds of Ducks Die Attempting to Land on Flooded Iowa Roads

Wildlife Management

Hundreds of Ducks Die Attempting to Land on Flooded Iowa Roads

Hundreds of ducks took a fatal detour on Monday night after severe weather forced them to land. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a “unique weather phenomenon” made the migrating birds land on flooded parking lots and roads instead of wetlands and marshes. The result was more than 20...
Outfitter Sentenced to Prison in Massive Nebraska Poaching Ring

Wildlife Management

Outfitter Sentenced to Prison in Massive Nebraska Poaching Ring

An anonymous tip that turned into a 5-year investigation is nearly over for Nebraska wildlife officials. In what’s being called the biggest poaching case in state history, investigators have linked over 100 people from 21 states to the illegal take of big game animals and transporting them across...