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Hunting the hunters

"The Kansas Department of Wildlife's best estimates show only one in 200 poaching incidents are caught."

Cliff Judy

KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

Saturday, December 10, 2005

In Sam Allred's world, 40-hour workweeks don't exist. The game warden holds several similarities with his prey. While deer poachers sacrifice money for the thrill of the hunt, he sacrifices time at home with his wife and children. While they hunt deer illegally, he hunts them.

"For my anniversary, I gave my wife some gift certificates that basically say 24 hours with no pager," Allred laughs. "I gave her four."

Allred patrols both Kingman and Harper County, nearly 1700 square miles of land. He's one of 69 game wardens in the state responsible for finding a needle in a haystack on a daily basis.

With poaching such a widespread problem handled by a small force, the Kansas Department of Wildlife's best estimates show only one in 200 poaching incidents are caught.

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