Poached state record buck costs Kansas hunter 15 weekends in jail

August 31, 2012 at 09:57 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man will serve 15 consecutive weekends in jail for killing a whitetail buck that would have set a state record if it had been hunted legally.

David Kent was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail, to be served on weekends, and $1,500 in fines. He also was ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution to the landowner in Osage County where he shot the deer in November 2011. He also lost his hunting privileges for five years.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/T1DpzD ) Kent claimed he shot the 14-point buck in Nemaha County while legally hunting during the firearm deer season. He was arrested after wildlife agents compared the deer’s antlers to a photo that showed the buck was alive in the fall in Osage County.

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Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com


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