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District Warden Looking to Solve Poaching Incidents


North Dakota Game and Fish Department district game warden Keenan Snyder is seeking information on several illegal-taking-of-wildlife incidents over the last month in the Williston and Watford City areas. Anyone with information on the following incidents is asked to call the Report All Poachers telephone number at 800-472-2121, or contact Snyder at 701-770-1072. RAP is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any of these individuals.

Sept. 10 – a headless whitetail buck was found at Demicks Lake.

Sept. 23 – a mule deer doe had been shot and left on an approach at Tobacco Gardens along N.D. Highway 1806.

Oct. 16 – at approximately 6 p.m. a pronghorn buck was shot and left at the Demick’s Lake area. Reporting individuals stated the poachers were driving a lifted four-door red Chevrolet pickup with no rear license plate.

Oct. 17 – during the evening hours a 5x5 whitetail buck was shot and left at Ochs Wildlife Management Area southwest of Williston.

Oct. 17 – three mule deer does were shot and left approximately 8 miles north of Watford City. One had the hind quarters and backstraps removed, another had the backstraps removed and one was left intact.

In addition, on Oct. 18 at noon a concerned citizen reported an individual shot and killed a pronghorn buck and two does approximately 5 miles northeast of Watford City off of N.D. Highway 1806. The individual was tracked down by warden Snyder and charges are pending.

The RAP line offers rewards for information that leads to conviction of fish and wildlife law violators. Reporting parties can remain anonymous.


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