Telkoi, Nov 20: The forest officials arrested eight animal poachers from two different places in Telkoi area of Keonjhar district late on Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, the forest officials conducted raids at Binjabahal demarcated protected forest (DPF) and another forest range in Telkoi area and the poachers were arrested. The officials have also recovered flesh of wild boars from their possession.
Sources said they were hunting boars by hurling bombs and bears by using live electric wires.
The forest officials also seized one bomb and other materials used in hunting.
Further investigation is on to unearth other details, said an official.