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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...
Father Fatally Shoots Son in Ohio Hunting Accident

Whitetail

Father Fatally Shoots Son in Ohio Hunting Accident

Here’s a tragic reminder that wearing blaze orange and knowing your target are so important. Last week during Ohio’s week-long rifle deer season, a father accidentally shot and killed his son during their annual hunting trip in Delaware County. The incident occurred while the father-son duo was...
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...
Idaho Man Banned from Yellowstone After Cooking Chicken in Hot Spring

Public Lands & Waters

Idaho Man Banned from Yellowstone After Cooking Chicken in Hot Spring

An Idaho man is in hot water after he tried to use a hot spring as a hot pot. Yellowstone National Park has banned him and his sous chefs following an incident where they used a thermal spring in the park to cook chicken, according to East Idaho News. The incident occurred on Aug. 7 when the rogue...
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...
Corn Chopper Kills 13-Year-Old Hunter in Michigan

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Corn Chopper Kills 13-Year-Old Hunter in Michigan

Here’s a grim reminder of why it’s important that someone–anyone–knows where you’re going hunting. And, if you’re hunting a corn field, that the farmer knows you’re there, too. This week, emergency crews were called to the scene of a tragic, freak accident: A teenage hunter was crushed by a...