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471 Squirrels Poached! ...Story from Meat Trapper podcast
Sep 26, 2022 19:52 ET

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents Brad Hadley and Eric Long discovered a large group of non-residents in the Current River Conservation Area with an overlimit of squirrels in their possession. The group, comprised of 16 individuals, took 471 squirrels over two days.

Missouri regulations allow a daily harvest of 10 squirrels and a possession limit of two daily limits, meaning each person can have no more than 20 squirrels in their possession. Theoretically, this group could have legally had 320 squirrels in their possession, but they were 151 squirrels over the allotted limit. Missouri regulations also require all game to be separate and identifiable to each hunter.

Full story here.