Poaching

A Sacramento man plead guilty to poaching 60 bobcat and fox pelts worth almost $15,000 on the commercial market.

Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty To Commercially Poaching 60 Bobcats, Foxes

A man who illegally set some 50 traps for bobcats and foxes over a 900-square mile area across Northern California has pleaded guilty to various criminal charges.

06/27/2014

A park ranger inspects a redwood tree in Redwood National Park that has been vandalized to steal a "burl." (National Park Service)

Redwood Tree Burl Poaching Spreading To Other NorCal Forests, Oregon

The poaching of knobby growths on ancient redwood trees has spread to national forests in Northern California and Oregon.

06/13/2014

A park ranger inspects a redwood tree in Redwood National Park that has been vandalized to steal a "burl." (National Park Service)

Poachers Butchering Northern California’s Majestic Redwoods For Profit

California’s treasured redwood trees are under attack by poachers hacking out the trees’ distinctive burls which are later turned into tables, artwork or other adornments.

05/10/2014

Redwood National Park

Authorities Look To Deter Northern California Redwood Poachers

Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make lacey-grained coffee tables.

03/04/2014

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Game Wardens Raid Suspected Abalone Poachers In Bay Area, Sacramento

Thirteen people are under arrest on suspicion of being part of an abalone poaching network after fish and game wardens served search warrants on 14 locations.

08/29/2013

leopard shark

Milpitas Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Selling Leopard Shark Pups

A Milpitas man who ran a wholesale fish business pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday to charges related to illegally catching and selling undersized California leopard sharks from San Francisco Bay.

08/08/2013

A video posted on YouTube shows a group of fishermen catching a green sturgeon, a protected species, in the Delta. (CBS)

Video Shows Fishermen Harming Protected Sturgeon On Delta

A group of fishermen could be in trouble after a video posted on YouTube shows a protected green sturgeon being yanked from the dark waters of the Delta.

07/03/2012

Recycle, recycling

Recycle Bin Poaching Ban Proposed In Alameda County

Alameda County officials are looking to put a stop to people pilfering from recycle bins, making off with bottles and can and leaving a mess behind.

CBS San Francisco–08/01/2011

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Petaluma Diver Sentenced For Illegally Selling Abalone

A Petaluma abalone poacher last week was sentenced to 90 days’ work release and fined $15,000 for selling the mollusks to a restaurant owner.

CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

(CBS)

2 San Francisco Men Charged With Poaching Abalone

Two San Francisco men are facing charges after state wildlife officials say they were caught poaching abalone, including one man who was allegedly caught three times.

CBS San Francisco–02/23/2011

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