Author: Bruce Billingsly

Pennsylvania Man Steals $14k Worth of Hunting Gear from Ex’s Father in Act of Revenge

  Love has the ability to make some of us do crazy things, but stealing hunting gear isn’t usually one of them. A Palmer County, Pennsylvannia man was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy, following the bizarre actions of a man crazy in love. In an apparently attempt at revenge against his ex-girlfriend’s father, Dennis Scot Cope III, 20, of Nazareth, PA helped himself to the contents of her father’s trailer while he was away on vacation. When her father, Jeffrey Coban, returned from vacation, he discovered the trailer and an apparent act of foul play. ...

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Ontario Men Who Shot Bull Moose Decoy Handed $9K in Fines

  The two Ontario men who shot a bull moose decoy on a rural roadside in the fall of 2015 pleaded guilty to their charges and were handed down suspensions and $5,000 worth of fines. On October 13, 2015, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources officers placed a bull moose decoy on a rural road east of Ignace, Ontario.  It wasn’t long until a pair of half-wits came along and spotted the would-be moose.  According to the ministry’s reports, the two men left their vehicle and proceeded to shoot the decoy from the roadway. When apprehended, the men were without...

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to Purchase 729 Acres to Improve Access to National Forest Lands

  The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is once again strategically purchasing a tract of land that will improve access to national forest land in the state of Montana. The 729 acre parcel of land is located in the Canyon Creek drainage, and contains portions of three creeks: Canyon, Specimen and Weino creeks, with State Highway 279 passing through the property.   The purchase of the property will significantly improve access to roughly 4,400 acres of national forest and is closely situated to the 2,210-acre Canyon Creek Wildlife Management Area. The total price tag for the purchase amounts to $550,000 is...

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Alaska Man Gets Jail Time for Poaching 3 Dall Sheep

  Late last summer a pair of hunters witnessed another man shoot and kill two dall sheep while hunting in a drainage located 20 miles back on the east fork of King River.  The two men quickly reported the incident when they later saw the man who shot the sheep leave the area without any animal in tow. Officials responded and located two sublegal sheep, meaning they were not mature enough to hunt, and reported that the meat on neither sheep had been salvaged. The accused, James Randall Wyatt, was promptly fined and charged for the incident along with...

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Oregon State Police Arrest Three Suspects in Elk Poaching Case

  On June 1, Oregon State Police issued a press release pleading for the public’s help to identify the individuals responsible for the illegal killing of a pair of bull elk in the Scappoose area of Oregon. After receiving a call on May 29, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division responded and found the two elk dead, determining they had been shot and left to waste.  A reward of $1,000 was offered for information leading to an arrest, comprising of $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-It Poacher program and $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Columbia...

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