Poached Jerky For Sale!

lukew

Administrator
Jul 1, 2019
224
225
39259

By: Todd Helms

“Investigators sent tissue and jerky samples from these animals to the Game and Fish Wildlife Forensic Lab for DNA comparison,” the release adds. “Through this work, the lab was able to identify a combination of 18 unique mule deer and pronghorn antelope that were poached.”
A Natrona County, Wyoming resident will be forced to pay $45,070 in restitution, forfeit all weapons used in the poaching and will not be able to hunt or trap for five years in Wyoming and 48 other states which are members of the Wildlife Violator Compact. Authorities were first made aware of the malfeasance when a citizen provided a tip via the “Stop Poaching Hotline.”
The ensuing investigation showed that the suspect had been illegally taking mule deer and pronghorns to prop up a failing beef jerky business, passing the game meat jerky off as beef and selling it both in Wyoming and online.
Poaching incidents like this can escalate to high levels, impacting wildlife on a large scale if not discovered and snuffed out quickly. This is why we as sportsmen and women must be vigilant and willing to police and report our ranks when we suspect wildlife violations.
Most states have poaching hotlines to report suspected violations, a quick Google search will uncover the contact information.
Wyoming Game and Fish – “To report wildlife violations, visit the Game and Fish website, call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP or text keyword WGFD and message to (307) 847-411.”

 
  • Like
Reactions: Ikeepitcold

mallardsx2

Veteran member
Jul 8, 2015
3,354
2,371
To put it into perspective, a drunk driver who is caught over the legal limit has driven on average 300 times over the legal limit before they are finally caught.....

Imagine applying that though process to poaching.....
 

kidoggy

Veteran member
Apr 23, 2016
8,627
8,945
55
idaho
or a parent wuppin their child not because they were caught doing wrong but because the parent knew the lil sharthead was guilty of sumpthin.

but in the case of poachers......string em all up regardless of the situation!
 

buckbull

Veteran member
Jun 20, 2011
1,905
1,020
I would think the USDA or like government entity would be involved in this as well. Mislabeling food products is a federal crime.
 

ScottR

Eastmans' Staff / Moderator
Staff member
Feb 3, 2014
7,265
2,185
www.eastmans.com
To put it into perspective, a drunk driver who is caught over the legal limit has driven on average 300 times over the legal limit before they are finally caught.....

Imagine applying that though process to poaching.....
Especially in remote areas with little to no chance of being caught.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mallardsx2