Female hunter on dating app unwittingly brags about poaching deer to a game warden: Report

An Oklahoma woman was fined after reportedly bragging about her illegal deer kill dating app, only to learn the man she was conversing with was a state game warden.

The unnamed woman allegedly admitted on Bumble to nabbing a “bigo buck,” claiming it to be her first kill. However, Tulsa World reported that images she posted in celebration depicted several illegal acts: She killed the deer with a rifle outside of rifle season, used a spotlight to make the kill, and only harvested the head and back-strap meat.

The woman and an accomplice are reportedly facing a $2,400 fine after it came to light that the woman was chatting with was McIntosh County warden Cannon Harrison.

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“It definitely was a shock,” Harrison told the news outlet. “First you think, ‘This isn’t real.’ You think, ‘Maybe she knows who I am and is teasing me,’ but we did some digging on who she was and where she lived and it went from there.”

While the incident happened last month, Oklahoma Game Wardens’ Facebook page indicated that the woman pleaded guilty and has paid out multiple fines. Harrison told Tulsa World that the woman pleaded out on the wanton waste of the meat and spotlighting charges; the pair is still facing a fine for the improper possession of an illegally taken animal and taking game out-of-season charges.

“You never know who you’re talking to,” Harrison commented. “We try not to stick out and sometimes that works for us. People just tell us what they do.”

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