Poacher Crackdown in Deer Country

10-18-04 - Oklahoma game wardens conducted a massive crackdown on illegal hunting this past weekend. The arrested 12 people and wrote 44 citations – in most cases, the poachers were spotlighting deer at night.

The operation covered Choctaw, Pushmataha and McCurtain counties and seized firearms, spotlights and vehicles.

The arrests were made when poachers were caught hunting on wildlife refuges.