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Poachers Caught With Two Mule Deer Inside Park

Big Bend National Park

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On the morning of Monday, December 6th, ranger John Craig responded to a report of possible hunters inside the park. The report had come from a neighbor near the park’s remote northwest boundary. The neighbor had called Texas Parks & Wildlife game wardens, and they in turn called the park because Big Bend is an area with exclusive jurisdiction. Craig met with the reporting party and the wardens. While there, he saw two hunters inside the park carrying both deer remains and rifles. Investigation revealed that four people had been hunting in the park and that two mule deer had been taken well within the boundaries. The deer and rifles were seized as evidence. One of the poachers was found to be a felon who is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Multiple charges are pending.



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