Man Busted For Poaching After Publishing Photos of Illegally Taken Deer In Buckmaster Magazine

An Oklahoma City man was fined $500 and sentenced to a year of probation after an article he penned for Buckmaster magazine that included photos of trophy bucks he shot lead state and federal agencies to investigate whether he had illegally harvested the deer.

An article from The Herald says a tip following a two-page article authored by Kyle McCormack revealed that he did not have valid hunting licenses in the locations identified in the article and that the wildlife was illegally killed in Washington and transported to Oklahoma.

Authorities also charged McCormack with illegal transportation of elk and black-tailed deer antlers in interstate commerce. He pled guilty to both counts and agreed to pay $2,500 into the Lacey Act Reward Account.