Putting an End to Deer Poaching on Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge May 13, 2014 Minnesota

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Putting an End to Deer Poaching on Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge May 13, 2014 Minnesota, USFWS Midwest Region News and Highlights
... Thanks to an anonymous tip and solid investigative work, a 17-year serial poacher from Minnesota was sentenced in federal court today after pleading guilty to a Lacey Act violation for transporting wildlife that was unlawfully taken in violation of federal law. In October 2013, William Robert Welsh, age 41 of St. Cloud, Minnesota pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge... “This investigation revealed at least a decade of egregious poaching on the refuge and other areas throughout the state,” ...


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