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Oklahoma poacher bragged about illegally shooting deer to her Bumble match – a state’s game warden

What a buck up! Unlucky Oklahoma poacher bragged about illegally shooting deer to her Bumble match… who turned out to be a state game warden

  • Cannon Harrison, with the state’s Department of Wildlife Conservation, shared that he was notified in December that he matched with a girl in McIntosh County 
  • The 24-year-old engaged in talks with the woman on Bumble after she sparked conversation and was quickly shocked at how forthcoming she was
  • She not only revealed that she had been hunting, but also that she had been spotlighting while doing so
  • Spotlighting is illegal in Oklahoma 
  • The woman – whose identity has not been released – pleaded guilty to hunting deer out of season and possessing game that was taken illegall
  • She wound up with a $2,400 fine, which was split with another man who took the buck home 

Cannon Harrison, with the state’s Department of Wildlife Conservation, shared that he was notified in December that he matched with a girl in McIntosh County

An Oklahoma hunter hoping to shoot her shot on Bumble was fined after sharing with a potential love interest – who was actually a state game warden – that she illegally poached a ‘bigo buck.’

Cannon Harrison, with the state’s Department of Wildlife Conservation, shared that he was notified in December that he matched with a girl in McIntosh County.

The 24-year-old chatted to the e woman after she sparked conversation – as the popular app requires woman to take the initial steps – and was quickly shocked at how initially honest she was. 

‘Just shot a bigo buck. Pretty happy about it,’ the woman says to Harrison, who doesn’t list his profession on his profile. 

He wrote back: ‘Hell yeah, get em with a bow?’

The woman asserts that the pair ‘don’t need to talk about that.’ Harrison then asks as if the woman used a ‘spotlight.’ 

Spotlighting refers to when hunters shine bright lights at areas, during the nighttime, in hopes of spotting wildlife. In Oklahoma, it is illegal to do so.

The 24-year-old engaged in talks with the woman after she sparked conversation and was quickly shocked at how forthcoming she was

The 24-year-old engaged in talks with the woman after she sparked conversation and was quickly shocked at how forthcoming she was

The 24-year-old engaged in talks with the woman after she sparked conversation and was quickly shocked at how forthcoming she was

The woman sent a photo to Harrison after she admitted to the illegal activity of spotlighting while hunting

The woman sent a photo to Harrison after she admitted to the illegal activity of spotlighting while hunting

Seemingly impressed by his curiosity, the woman indicates that a spotlight was used before hastily sharing where she shot the deer and sending a picture of it. 

Included in the photo was a bright light, which Harrison believed could have been a spotlight.

The conversation ended, soon after. 

McIntosh County has a population of just under 20,000 and Harrison is pretty well known in the area for his profession since he started in 2017. 

‘Honestly, the first thing I thought was that it was someone who was messing with me because they knew who I was,’ he explained to The Washington Post. ‘It seemed too good to be true.’ 

Using only the woman's first name, the photo and with a general idea of the woman's location, Harrison used social media to pinpoint the woman's location

Using only the woman’s first name, the photo and with a general idea of the woman’s location, Harrison used social media to pinpoint the woman’s location

Using only the woman’s first name, the photo and with a general idea of the woman’s location, Harrison used social media to pinpoint the woman’s location. 

Game warden personnel apprehended the woman on the next day. 

The woman - whose identity has not been released - pleaded guilty to hunting deer out of season and possessing game that was taken illegally, according to the game warden

The woman – whose identity has not been released – pleaded guilty to hunting deer out of season and possessing game that was taken illegally, according to the game warden

The woman – whose identity has not been released – pleaded guilty to hunting deer out of season and possessing game that was taken illegally, according to the game warden.

She wound up with a $2,400 fine, according to Tulsa World. A man who was hunting with the woman took the buck’s head home and incurred part of the fines.

The huntress will not get any jail time for paying her portion of the fines.  

According to Harrison, social media has really helped the game wardens in cracking down on more illegal hunting practices. The sentiment was shared by Bill Hale, Law Enforcement Division chief. 

‘Social media in general is working very well, whether it’s put on there by the person who has done it or someone who knows the person and tells about it, we might make two or three cases, statewide, because of social media,’ he said. 

‘A case like this, on a dating app, probably won’t happen again. A person connecting on a dating app that happens to be a violator in the process of a violation and it happens that other person is a game warden? The odds of that happening are probably less than winning the lottery.’ 



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