Elk NetworkKentucky Man Charged with Deer, Elk Poaching

General , Poaching | January 5, 2024

Below is a Facebook post from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement. For 2024-2025, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching.

While serving an arrest warrant for spotlighting and illegally taking deer in Harlan County, Conservation Officers Kyle Clark and Derick Creech observed several fresh deer racks hanging in plain view.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the property and buildings and executed it with the assistance of additional 10th District Officers.

After completing their investigation, a 61-one-year-old male from Bledsoe, KY, was charged with six counts of illegal take of deer and one count of illegal possession of elk. The racks were seized as evidence.

(Photo credit: Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement)