Sheriff deputies and game wardens arrest a couple of men illegally hunting early Friday morning.
According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, at around 1:30 in the morning a Kansas Game Warden and deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department made a stop on some spot lighters, or hunters using off-road vehicles and high-powered lights or spotlights to illegally poach animals at night. One of the illegal hunters had poached a deer from the road in the Mined Land Wildlife Area.
Two men involved were arrested on numerous charges. All equipment was seized and two vehicles were towed.
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.