Ackerman Man Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Harvesting Deer on Natchez Trace
OXFORD, Miss. Felicia C. Adams, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, and Luis Santiago, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, announced that:
James Larry McClure, 41, of Ackerman, Mississippi, pled guilty on July 28, 2016, before United States Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders, in Aberdeen, Mississippi, to two counts of harvesting White-tailed Deer within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway in violation of federal law.
Following his guilty plea, McClure was sentenced to a term of probation of two (2) years and ordered to pay a fine of $3725.00 for each count of conviction, for a total fine of $7450.00. As a condition of his probation, McClure will be prohibited from hunting in any manner or any location for a period of two (2) years.
“This prosecution has been the result of seamless cooperation between the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service,” said United States Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent in Charge Santiago. “Our collective efforts help ensure that these resources will be here for future generations of fair chase hunters, trappers and outdoor enthusiasts.”
“Our officers will go to great lengths investigating each case to the fullest, wherever the facts may lead, to ensure justice is served,” states Colonel Steve Adcock, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. “We appreciate the efforts of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the ability to work closely with them on cases such as this.”
This case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.