Poachers face jail time, fines for killing deer in Kansas

October 25, 2017 - 9:09 pm

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — Two Missouri hunters have been sentenced to sixty-days in county jail and ordered to pay $18,200 in fines for poaching deer in Kansas.

Pratt County Attorney Tracey Beverlin said in a news release that Hunter Bottcher, of Otterville, Missouri, and Samuel Hawieson, of Sedalia, both 20, also must pay $4,361 in restitution.

The two pleaded guilty Tuesday to seven hunting violations including criminal hunting, hunting with an artificial light and illegally taking trophy big game deer

The men's hunting licenses were suspended in 47 states. Their hunting equipment and two illegally obtained deer heads were confiscated.

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