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West Virginia Game Wardens Make a Major Poacher Bust

West Virginia Ggame wardens have just netted a major poaching bust.

The game wardens of West Virginia don’t often encounter scenarios like they did yesterday, but the outcome was luckily a good one.

Greenbrier County NRP Officer Petrunger and NRP Sergeant Lester responded to reports of spotlighting in the area of an old school house turned poaching camp. After observing flashes from spotlights and muffled gun shots they approached the building and arrested two males.

What they found the men were armed with (pictured below) was quite surprising, to say the least.

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A suppressed semi-automatic rifle fully equipped with a sophisticated night vision scope leaves deer unable to escape a sneaky poacher.

Notice the small wooden baseball bat that was probably used to knock out downed deer to avoid excessive shots that might be noticed.

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A suppressed Glock semi-automatic pistol was viewed as a good up close concealable deer killer in the eyes of these poachers.

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This night vision scope is fully equipped with GPS and Wi-Fi, proving these are not the poachers that our parents and grandparents fought to stop. High technology has changed the game quite a bit in the fight against poachers.

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Corn spread through the nearby field offered these poachers easy shots on the unsuspecting deer. The Virginia men have been charged and now are facing prosecution.

This season, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for anything that may be out of place or odd. The public must serve as the eyes and ears of our hardworking law enforcement community, and therefore hunters are crucial to the success of game wardens.

Let’s work together and make the woods a safer place.

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West Virginia Game Wardens Make a Major Poacher Bust