Smith County Poacher Caught

Another East Texas poacher is facing thousands of dollars in penalties after confessing to a November animal slaying. It's the third poaching case solved in the last three weeks.

Smith County authorities say they have enough evidence to tie a Whitehouse man to a poached deer found on C-R 1147. During a search of the man's home, authorities discovered the buck's antler and two others. He now faces several Class-A misdeamenor charges and one possible state felony. The fines  range anywhere from $500 to $10,000.

Tips from average citizens helped game wardens solve the case. "You know we game wardens are out here protecting the resource," says Smith County Game Warden Chris Green. "And it's nice to have the public inter

Game wardens now need your help to solve another deer poaching case in Smith County. Four weeks ago, a deer was poached on Highway 16, just west of Lindale. A family witnessed the slaying and reported it to authorities. Three witnesses a white man and woman sped away in a blue and white Ford Ranger or Chevy S-10 pick-up.

You can report illegal poaching by calling 1-800-792-GAME.