• Green Country game wardens send warning about illegal meat sales

    By: Jackie DelPilar

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    TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:

    • Local game wardens hope the recent arrest of a man they said illegally sold deer meat, will send a message to others trying to sell it illegally.
    • Officials say undercover wardens found a man selling the meat illegally.
    • Game wardens told FOX23 it is illegal to sell, buy or advertise the sale of game of any kind, with few exceptions. The law is in place to help preserve the wildlife population and prevent people from trying to hunt for a living.
    • They often send warnings to people trying to sell deer heads or antlers online and issue citations if the post isn't taken down.
    • If you have game meat piling up in your freezer that you don't want, the warden suggests donating it to the Hunters Against Hunger Program. The program donates to families in need.
    • For information, go to wildlifedepartment.com or call Becky Rouner at  405-521-4660.

    Local game wardens hope the recent arrest of a man they said illegally sold deer meat will send a message to others trying to sell it illegally.

    Officials say they were told about a man selling venison at a bar in Sand Springs. Wardens went undercover and found out he was selling the meat illegally. Recently, the man has been charged with two counts of selling deer meat this week.

    Game wardens told FOX23 it is illegal to sell, buy or advertise the sale of game of any kind, with few exceptions. The law is in place to help preserve the wildlife population and prevent people from trying to hunt for a living.

    Wardens say they rarely catch people in the act of selling meat, Tulsa prosecutors have only had two cases in the last few years. They often send warnings to people trying to sell deer heads or antlers online and issue citations if the post isn't taken down.

    If you have game meat piling up in your freezer that you don't want, the warden suggests donating it to the Hunters Against Hunger Program. The program donates to families in need.

    For information, go to wildlifedepartment.com or call Becky Rouner at  405-521-4660.


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