By David Harten
Game and fish officers recently cited individuals in connection with a deer poaching ring near the Oklahoma-Arkansas state line.
The ring was discovered in rural Sevier County in Arkansas and also included territory in McCurtain County in Oklahoma, according to a news release from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
In all, 13 people were issued 32 citations and 26 warnings for violations committed in Arkansas, ranging from hunting license violations to being over the limit on the amount of deer they possess.
The investigation took 14 months and focused on certain individuals that were illegally harvesting deer, 45 in total. Other violations were also included in the investigation. The suspects in the case were working across state lines to take deer over the state bag limits, the release states.
The bond amount for violations in both states totaled $24,000.