John W. Squires reported an increase of nabbing poachers in Pisgah National Forest. Poachers used spotlights to blind and confuse wildlife then proceed to hunt. One species in danger was the Virginia white-tail deer, an animal stocked by George W. Vanderbilt around his Biltmore Estate and later partially incorporated into Pisgah National Forest. Numbers of poachers apprehended from November 1937 to May 1, 1938 totaled twenty in the Pisgah Game Preserve and an additional twenty-two in Sherwood State Refuge. The solution was to place additional wardens armed with flashlights and revolvers at strategic points throughout the preserve.