September 10, 2012
TV Host Charged with Kansas Hunting Violations
By Chad Love
A while back, Whitetail 365 blogging guru Dave Hurteau challenged readers to say something--anything--nice about outdoors television. It was a fascinating and entertaining exercise in grasping at straws. With that in mind, maybe someone would like to take a crack at showing this television hunting personality a little love. Sounds like he may need it.
From this story on the Outdoor Wire:
Court records indicate that Tennessee resident William "Spook" Spann, 49, was charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. on Sept. 6 with transportation of wildlife from Kansas to Tennessee that he allegedly obtained in violation of Kansas hunting laws. The violations are alleged to have occurred in November 2007, the same year Spann shot a non-typical whitetail buck that grossed about 230 inches and netted about 224 Pope & Young points in Stafford County, Kan., reports Wichita Eagle outdoors writer, Michael Pearce.
The deer was shot with archery equipment, during the state's regular archery season. At the time the deer was promoted as the largest whitetail buck ever taken on video. The story of Spann's hunt was featured in national magazines, videos and TV shows.
According to the story, the indictment states Spann transported the antlers from Kansas to Tennessee after allegedly falsely reporting where the deer was killed. Spann is the host of the hunting show "Spook Nation."