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Kentucky Hunters Caught Poaching in Kansas

KSAL Staff - November 17, 2015 3:13 pm

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism photo

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism photo

A group of hunters from Kentucky were arrested illegally hunting in Kansas over the weekend.

According to the Kansas Department of  Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism pheasant hunters from Kentucky came with an arsenal to Harper County, and apparently thought season was open on everything.

The night before the pheasant opener they decided to go out and shoot from their truck everything that moved. This included Red-Tailed Hawks.

The poachers were caught, and their weapons were seized.

The state has a hunter involved program to help fight poachers like this. Operation Game Thief is a program that provides a toll-free number for anyone witnessing wildlife-related violations to call immediately and make a report. All calls received are immediately relayed to the natural resource officer nearest the violation. The line is available anytime of day or night, every day of the year, and callers may remain anonymous. The number to call is 1-877-426-3843.

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Larry Elmquist

November 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm

I know Kansas schools are struggling, but I beg the author, just what is a “pheasant opener”?

Jamie Huiett

November 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

The opening day of pheasant season..

Doug Clemens

November 18, 2015 at 10:49 am

Larry a better question would be what are they going to do with these guys now? Why not impound there auto’s also and let them spend a year behind bars with no parole.

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