The Newton Daily News  is running a story about the Iowa Department of Natural Resource's efforts to crack down on poachers. With Iowa's record book whitetail bucks, comes a herculean effort to catch poachers. As the article notes some cases can take three or four years of investigative work before leading to charges.
“The general, ethical hunters we have are getting fed up with the illegal methods some people are using to kill deer. I’ve had many hunters come up to me in the field to tell me how sick and tired they are of seeing the tactics poachers are using,” Southwest Iowa Law Enforcement Supervisor Mark Sedlmayr said.