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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