Wardens arrest four in Lassen and Plumas counties poaching investigation October 26, 2012 California

California Deer Population and Management News Archive


     A citizen tip about deer poaching turned into a multi-agency operation resulting in the seizure of poached wildlife, drugs and stolen guns and cars. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) operation, which included assistance from U.S. Forest Service officers, California Highway Patrol officers and Lassen County sheriff’s deputies, resulted in four arrests. The operation began Oct. 21 when DFG wardens received confidential information from a citizen and responded to the home of Charles Roger Godkin, 44, of Chilcoot, to investigate suspected deer poaching.  
     A CalTIP (Californians Turn In Poachers and Polluters) generated this case. CalTIP is a confidential witness program that encourages the public to provide DFG with information leading to the arrest of poachers and polluters. If you witness a poaching or polluting incident or any fish and wildlife violation, or have information about such a violation, immediately dial the toll free number: 1 888 DFG-CALTIP (888 334-2258).


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