Exotics Hunting News

Animal Kills Namibian Poacher in Self-Defense

Police in the south African nation of Namibia are wrapping up their investigation of the death of a poacher at the horn of the animal he was trying to kill. The incident occurred at Mururani village, which is about 81 miles (130 km) south of Rundu in the northern part of the country on Saturday.

Local Indian Government Allows Poachers to be Shot on Sight

Criminals seeking to kill endangered and protected animals would be wise to stay away from the Maharashtra state in central-western India. The local government has decided to take extreme action to curb poaching with a controversial new policy – it’s announced that it will no longer be considered a crime to injure or kill suspected poachers.

Texas Expands Use of Suppressors for Hunting of Non-exotic Game

Officials in Texas have adopted rules allowing hunters to use suppressors (often called silencers) on their firearms effective September 1, 2012. Texas has now become one of a growing number of states that allow or are considering allowing suppressed hunting. Arizona just enacted permission for their use in March of 2012.

Controlled Hunts Application Deadline Looming in Oklahoma

May 15 is the deadline for hunters to complete and submit their applications for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s controlled hunts drawings.

Outdoor Channel TV Show Uncovers a Human Eaten by a Crocodile

Photo: Tambako the Jaguar (flickr)Although humans hold a firm position at the top of the food chain, there are unfortunate circumstances when someone falls prey to a dangerous animal. Dallas Safari Club’s Ivan Carter’s crocodile hunt in Africa serves as a reminder that you must always be careful around dangerous animals and on territory those animals are known to inhabit.

Reported Ocelot Sighting Reassessed in Arizona

Experts determine sighting was most likely a serval

The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced today that yesterday’s reported sighting in Cochise County of an endangered ocelot may have been a serval (Leptailurus serval),  an African cat popular in the pet trade, or possibly a serval hybrid.

Key Figure In Arizona "Macho B" Case Admits Involvement

Janay Brun, 39, of Sasabe, Arizona, executed a diversion agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in which she admitted to committing an Attempted Take of an Endangered Species, which is a violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Brun admitted under oath before U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to placing jaguar scat at a snare site in an attempt to capture the jaguar known as Macho B.

Florida and USFWS Seek Info on Panther Death

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Humane Society of the United States are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for shooting a Florida panther.

New Mexico DGF Publishes 2011-2012 Big Game Booklet

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has just published the new Big Game and Trapper Rules and Information Booklet for 2011-2012.

Hawai'i Continues Hearings for Amendments to Hunting Regs

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is continuing to hold statewide public hearings this week and next, for Hawai'i Administrative Rule (HAR) amendments to update Chapters 13-122 and 123, hunting rules for game birds and game mammals.