Moulvibazar Wildlife Management and Nature Conservation Department authorities arrested a poacher with an electric trap from Tilagaon area of Madhabpur under Kamalganj upazila on Saturday.
The arrestee is Abdul Malek, 60, of the area, while his son fled from the spot.
Malek and his son catch wild animals, including barking deer, red jungle fowl and other birds from the forest using an electric trap, said Assistant Conservator Forests of Moulvibazar Wildlife Management and Nature Conservation Department Anisur Rahman.
He said Malek was arrested, however, the main person (son of Malek) could not be caught.
Malek said he is doing this to save their crops.