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Hunting Guides Sentenced for Violating Migratory Bird Act in Reno County

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. - Two hunting guides were sentenced Wednesday for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act during hunts in Reno County, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Each of them pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by exceeding the daily bag limit. They were sentenced to one year unsupervised probation and a fine of $1,000. In addition, they are prohibited from hunting, fishing, trapping or accompanying anyone in those activities for one year.

Both men were working for Misty Morning Outfitters of Haven, Kan., at the time they violated federal law.

Sentenced were:

Lane Hensley, 28, Liberal, Kan.

Tanner Cox, 25, Wichita, Kan.

In his plea, Hensley admitted the crime occurred Dec. 15, 2011, when he took two undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents on a hunt in Reno County, Kan. He exceeded the daily bag limit of three Canada geese.

In his plea, Cox admitted the crime occurred Sept. 1 and 2, 2011, on a hunt in Reno County. He exceeded the daily bag limit of 15 mourning doves.

Grissom commended the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster for their work on the case.

Updated January 29, 2015