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Gun Buyers ClubThree defendants in a succulent plant poaching case out of Humboldt County have each pled guilty to two felonies and other misdemeanor charges, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office announced. Felony convictions included conspiracy and false filings with the government, and misdemeanor convictions included removal of plant material from public lands and commercial sales of plants removed from public lands.

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The succulent plants at the center of the investigation

Gun Buyers ClubOne man was rescued and another drowned Monday after the kayak they had taken out into the winds and waves of Lake Michigan overturned in rough seas off the Schoolcraft County mainland.

At about 3:30 p.m. Monday, regional dispatchers received a call from a man who said his son and a friend had taken a kayak out into Lake Michigan off South Barques Point Trail, which is located south of Manistique.

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The names of those involved

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Kalispell, MT — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on the shooting death of a sub-adult male grizzly bear found dead on Forest Road 4859 in the Kootenai Forest, north of Libby in Northwest Montana.

Officials retrieved the carcass on Sunday, May 28. Investigators believe the grizzly bear was killed along the road on the evening of Sunday, May 20.

The USFWS and FWP are asking...

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Gov. John Bell Edwards signed a bill into law on May 31 in Baton Rouge that will provide full retirement benefits to a shot Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agent and other hazardous duty members.

House Representative Terry Brown of District 22 authored House Bill 37 that will provide full Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) benefits to hazardous duty members that are totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty by an...

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MAGNOLIA – Acting on a tip made to DNREC’s Environmental Complaint hotline, Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit arrested two Kent County men May 11 and charged both of them with illegal dumping in Magnolia.

Michael B. Warncke, 41, of Magnolia, was charged with disposal or discharge of solid waste materials and fined $500. He was issued a citation and ordered by the Environmental Crimes Unit to pick up the dumped trash that led to his arrest....

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DELAWARE CITY – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Philadelphia man and woman May 9 for numerous fishing violations near Delaware City.

Miek Pek, 73, and Saroeun Pek, 74, both of Philadelphia, were each charged with 72 counts of possession of undersized white perch, 24 counts each of possession of undersized striped bass and possession of unlawfully taken striped bass, 22 counts of altering the length of striped bass, and one count each...