Oklahoma game warden catches poacher via dating app

CHECOTAH, Oklahoma (AP) — An Oklahoma woman looking for love got more than she bargained for when she unwittingly shared her exhilaration about illegally shooting a “bigo buck” on a dating app with a state game warden.

Oklahoma Game Warden Cannon Harrison said he uncovered the poaching in a conversation on Bumble with a McIntosh County woman.

She talked about using a spotlight to shoot the deer at night, outside the rifle season.

The woman only harvested the head and back-strap meat — and she sent Harrison pictures as proof.

The woman has pleaded guilty to charges of improper possession of an illegally taken animal and taking game out-of-season.

She and an accomplice face USD2,400 fines.

The incident was posted on the Oklahoma Game Wardens Facebook page last Sunday night.