Operation Game Thief

Three Vermonters charged in deer poaching incident; one previously convicted of 24 fish and wildlife crimes

(Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department)DANVILLE, Vt. – Three Barnet, Vt., individuals were recently arrested and charged with multiple counts related to a nighttime deer poaching incident. Carl Sanborn, 47, and his son Jonathan Sanborn, 20, allegedly shot with a bow and arrow at a deer decoy on the night of Saturday, Oct. 21. The decoy was placed by Vermont State…

Dog hunts for poachers, endangered species in Colorado

Dog trained to sniff out scents of 11 commonly hunted species including moose, deer, waterfowl and pronghorn. This skill will help McArdle and other officers find evidence and traces of illegally killed animals during poaching investigations. This particular dog, too, is trained to smell the black-footed ferret and the boreal toad, which are species of concern in Colorado.