A guide has pleaded no contest to a charge that he took hunters and a television crew onto private property without permission.
Adam Gilkey, 30, of McPherson, who operates High Caliber Outdoors, was fined $250 on Wednesday for an incident that occurred last December near Hutchinson.
Gilkey was leading eight hunters and a television crew from the show "American Birdhunter," which runs on the Outdoor Channel. They were hunting a field near Hutchinson when the landowner called the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to report the group did not have permission to be on his land, The Hutchinson News reported.
The hunters included Bruce Horrell, 68, of Perry, Mich., and Brad Harris, 26, of St. Paul, Kan., the hosts of "American Birdhunter."
All eight hunters were charged with criminal hunting, but charges against everyone but Gilkey were dropped.
District Court Judge Tim Chambers said the charges were dismissed because the other hunters relied on Gilkey to take them to a legal area. Two other men who were filming the group were not charged because they were not carrying guns.