Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo, NE continues to seek information on a deer poaching incident that occurred recently in the Ponca Hills area of northern Douglas County. Here’s the news release done by Jerry Kane of Game and Parks concerning the details of the incident as well as trail/game camera photos of it.
Omaha’s WOWT 6 News also ran a TV news story about the incident last night. To see that, click this link.
Remember, the best way to combat poaching is through public vigilance. Somebody knows something about this particular case now, don’t they? If you do, don’t be complacent about it or not say anything to the authorities! Poachers are thieves, stealing from you, me and every law-abiding citizen. These game law violators make conscious decisions to break the law and have no respect for you or wildlife! Poaching is not only a crime, it threatens species biodiversity and ecological integrity!
To help your local conservation officer anytime you witness or have knowledge of a poaching incident or a game law violation, try to get critical information. In a moment, ask yourself: “Who? What? When? Where? How? and Why?” Specific details that are most helpful to conservation officers, are:
• vehicle make and model
• license plate number
• suspect description
• location (GPS coordinates or address)
When collecting information on poaching suspects or possible game law violators with a crime in progress, please stay a safe distance away from them and do not put yourself in harm’s way.
To successfully fight poaching, we all need to band together and turn in the violators! Thank you for your support!