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US Fish & Wildlife Service Investigating Killing Of Cecil The Lion

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the agency is investigating the killing of Cecil the Lion, saying it will “go where facts lead.”

16 hours ago

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Lawyer: No Charge Yet For 2nd Zimbabwe Lion Killing Suspect

Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.

18 hours ago

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Big Game Trophy Hunters Defend Their Passion

Of the nearly 570,000 licensed hunters in Minnesota, fewer than two-tenths of 1 percent will pursue Africa’s exotic game.

07/29/2015

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Patients Of Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Talk To WCCO

The patients of Dr. Walter Palmer that spoke with WCCO all described him as an excellent dentist. But they also expressed shock over the killing of Cecil the lion, as well as the fact that Palmer had a prior felony for poaching a black bear in Wisconsin and a sizable sexual harassment award against him.

07/29/2015

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Hundreds Gather To Protest Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

Hundreds of protesters showed up at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.

07/29/2015

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Politicians Speak Out On The Death Of Cecil The Lion

Politicians in Minnesota and across the country are sounding off on the death of a protected African lion at the hands of a Twin Cities dentist.

07/29/2015

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A Look At Poaching In Minnesota After Lion’s Death

A Minnesota dentist is accused of poaching after traveling to Zimbabwe and paying two experts to help him find a lion. It’s also not the first time a Minnesota native has been involved in a poaching case. Most others involve the illegal harvesting of deer, moose or fish, but poaching has a past.

07/29/2015

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Public Takes To Internet To Target Dentist Accused Of Poaching Lion

A Bloomington dentist accused of killing a beloved lion on a recent African safari has come under international fire. As people around the world continue to chime in on the issue, many are taking to the Internet.

07/29/2015

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Protesters Drill Twin Cities Dentist Who Killed Lion In Zimbabwe

An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has a federal felony on his record related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin, according to federal court records.

07/28/2015

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Dayton Calls For Felony-Level Penalties Against Poachers

Gov. Mark Dayton wants to crack down on poachers with tougher criminal penalties and longer license revocations. The governor on Friday proposed a new felony-level penalty for poaching, and revoking game-and-fish privileges for up to 10 years. Current law only goes up to a gross misdemeanor penalty for poaching, and license revocations of up to only five years.

03/27/2015

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Man Fined, Loses Boat After Reeling In 40 Fish

An out-of-state angler lost his boat for reeling in too many fish, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Officials say they caught 54-year-old Charles Siegerdt fish fillets well over the limit — 21 bass (42 fillets) and 19 northern pike (38 fillets) — at an Itasca County resort.

12/22/2014

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Wis. Anglers Caught Way Over The Limit In ND

Five Wisconsin men face significant fines after North Dakota Game and Fish say they were over their limit of walleyes by 110 fish. A call to a poacher tip line led wardens to the men, who’d been staying and fishing on Devils Lake.

07/05/2014

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Charges Against 5 Dismissed In Fish Poaching Case

A federal judge is dismissing charges against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.

11/25/2013

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Wis.-Minn. Company Sentenced For Ginseng Poaching

A company in Wisconsin and Minnesota that was convicted of buying and selling illegally harvested wild ginseng has agreed to pay $100,000 and accept a two-year ban on transactions involving the gnarled root.

10/25/2013

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Wis. Officials Say Bear Poached While Hibernating

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources believe a bear was killed while hibernating, and are offering a $500 reward to find out by whom.

05/01/2013

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31 Charged As DNR Nets Walleye Poaching Ring

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sharing new details into “Operation Squarehook.” That is the codename of the undercover operation that netted at least 31 people in what is being described as the largest fishing bust in some 20 years.

04/15/2013

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10 Indicted For Poaching, Illegal Sale Of Walleye

Ten men face federal charges for allegedly poaching walleye and other protected fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.

04/10/2013

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2012 Was Bad Year For Poachers In Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources says a surge in calls to its Turn In Poachers hotline led to a significant increase in poaching arrests.

02/05/2013

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DNR: Anglers Caught With Nearly 70 Fish Over Limit

A tip call led to fines for three anglers who caught nearly 70 fish beyond the limit, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The three fishers now face fines in the neighborhood of $3,000.

06/04/2012

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Minn. Man Pleads Guilty For Wyo. Moose Poaching

A Minnesota man has lost his hunting privileges for four years and fined nearly $19,000 for poaching two moose in the Bighorn National Forest in northern Wyoming.

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