STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Conservation agents in Missouri's Southeast region issued 225 citations and 238 written warnings for Wildlife Code violations during firearms deer season.
According to MDC, the cited violations included hunting without a deer permit, refusing inspection by an agent, trying to take deer from a public road or car, baiting, failure to wear hunter orange and other violations. They say 22 violations were not deer related.
Ken West, Protection Division Supervisor for the MDC's Southeast Region, said finding wildlife violators is a rewarding task for conservation agents.
"Poaching is not a hunting and our agents work hard to sort out the poachers from the ethical hunters," said West.