Hunter who unlawfully killed a deer in Kansas is sentenced to prison

07/31/2013 7:15 PM

07/31/2013 7:15 PM

A Tennessee man known for trophy hunting must spend a month in prison and is forbidden to hunt anywhere in the world until Aug. 1, 2014.

A federal judge in Kansas imposed the sentence this week against William “Spook” Spann, who pleaded guilty last year to illegally killing a deer in the state and taking its antlers home. Spann, 50, had been on probation and ordered not to hunt for six months. But prosecutors said he violated that by baiting and hunting turkeys in Tennessee.

Spann, who appears on a cable hunting show, must spend 30 days in federal custody during nights and on weekends.


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