An Oklahoma hunter nabs a potential poaching suspect near Edmond.
Recently a buck was shot near Interstate 35 and SE 33rd Street in Edmond, but a local Oklahoma hunter helped find the poacher.
Don P. Brown, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, told reporters, “The hunter who reported the poaching incident was archery hunting, which is legal within Edmond city limits,” unlike the poacher who was shooting, which is illegal.
The Oklahoma hunter was able to find the poacher in the woods after he heard the shots fired. Brown spoke more about the incident adding, “When [the poacher] came out of the woods, his story was that he was checking game-camera pictures. Finally, after the warden arrived and interviewed him, he admitted to shooting at a deer.”
The poacher received citations, including unlawful possession of wildlife not legally taken and hunting without required daylight fluorescent-orange clothing and is expected to pay about $2,000 in fines.
It’s illegal for an Oklahoma hunter to shoot a deer within city limits.
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