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“Wildlife Serial Killers” Facing Federal Trial

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“Wildlife Serial Killers” Facing Federal Trial

In an interview, Edwin Lyngar, a spokesman for the state wildlife agency, said authorities will likely never be able to tally all the wildlife that was illegally killed by the poachers.

A group of poachers dubbed by law enforcement as “wildlife serial killers” are currently awaiting trial on federal charges.

Three men who have been convicted of state hunting violations are now facing federal charges resulting from a poaching ring that illegally killed numerous deer, antelope, birds, and other wildlife in Nevada.

Prosecutors maintain that Adrian Acevedo-Hernandez, Jose Luis Montufar-Canales, and J. Nemias Reyes Marin, have been illegally hunting animals since early 2013. The men reside in Las Vegas but are suspected of entering the country illegally.

The group was discovered after a defendant posted a picture on Facebook of two deer he shot out of season. Authorities obtained search warrants for one defendant’s property and discovered large amounts of deer remains, butchering tools, firearms, and ammunition. Cameron Waithman, who led the Nevada Wildlife Department investigation of the case, said the men participated in “thrill kills,” hunting the animals out of fun rather than for food.

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