November 29, 2012
Hunting Show Personality Fined for Poaching Kansas Buck
By Chad Love
A TV hunting "personality" has pleaded guilty to illegally taking a Kansas buck in 2007.
From this story on kansascity.com:
A professional hunter from Tennessee pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing a deer in Kansas and illegally taking it across state lines. William Spann, 50, of Dickson, Tenn., admitted in his plea in Kansas federal court that he had violated state law in 2007 by killing the white-tail deer on land in Stafford County owned by another person, when his permit allowed him to hunt only on land that he owned. He then took the antlers to Tennessee, according to allegations in court records.
According to the story, Spann will receive three years probation, a six-month suspension of his hunting privileges in the United States, six more months ban from hunting in Kansas, a $10,000 fine as well as $10,000 restitution to the Kansas wildlife department. Thoughts? Punishment fit the crime?