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Texas Freeze Kills Thousands of Fish Along Gulf Coast

Texas is many things—but prepared for severe winter storms is not necessarily one of them. It’s not just the infrastructure or the folks, some critters aren’t really equipped for the cold either. To be fair, the Lone Star State hasn’t seen a storm of this magnitude since the ’80s, so why should they...

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Opinion: Making an Example Out of Sturgeon Eggs

Last week, Pat Durkin reported on charges filed against Wisconsin’s head sturgeon biologist, Ryan Koenigs, for his involvement in illicit caviar trading. Several other pillars of the Lake Winnebago sturgeon community were also implicated in the case. Reactions to the pending charges have been mixed...

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Wisconsin’s Top Sturgeon Biologist Charged in Caviar Probe

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ top sturgeon biologist faces obstruction charges that allege he and his staff illegally funneled sturgeon eggs to local caviar processors during the annual sturgeon-spearing season on the Lake Winnebago system. The DNR’s three-year internal...

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Poachers Busted for Killing Deer on Military Base

After years of investigations involving multiple agencies, Gregory Frikken, James Nunley, and Michael Smith have pleaded guilty to federal charges of trespassing and illegally harvesting whitetails in Fort Riley, Kansas. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the trio had been...

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Oregon Man Sentenced for Poaching in National Park

Adrian Wood of White City, Oregon, was sentenced last week for poaching elk in Crater Lake National Park. His penalties include $42,500 in restitution paid to the National Park Service,  a six-month detention at a residential reentry center, and five years of federal probation, which includes loss...

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Can Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Save South American Rivers?

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head to head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources from far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. Thanks to infamous...