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Gun Buyers ClubThe following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

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On April 3, game wardens received an Operation Game Thief crime stoppers call alleging an individual was trying to sell an alligator on Facebook. Wardens quickly determined the man was actually looking to sell the rifle pictured in his post, not the alligator, which still begged the question “Where did he get the gator?” Wardens continued the investigation

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has scheduled an auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment for Saturday, Aug. 4. The auction, which is open to the public, will include items from people who forfeited their equipment after committing serious game and fish violations. More than 200 firearms, over 40 bows, and a variety of other hunting and fishing-related equipment will be available.

The auction will be at Hiller Auction Service in Zimmerman.

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Gun Buyers ClubPEORIA, IL – Five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to alleged illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County, Illinois in 2015, following an investigation conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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In early 2015, IDNR Conservation Police Officers received information regarding alleged illegal hunting and guiding activities being conducted by Rick Hamm of Chillicothe, Illinois, doing business as “Show Me Your Snows” waterfowl

Gun Buyers ClubAUSTIN — State game wardens issued more than 150 citations to 19 fish markets and restaurants in the Houston area that illegally purchased game fish from undercover officers during a recently completed sting conducted by the Special Operations unit of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division.

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During the two-year operation, wardens in plain clothes offered to sell more than a dozen different Texas saltwater species including spotted sea trout, red drum (redfish), red snapper,