WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Pennsylvania man who owns a trophy-hunting company has been sentenced to five years of probation for illegally importing deer into Kansas.
The U.S. attorneys office announced Monday that 48-year-old Robert McConnell also was fined $30,000 and banned from doing business in Kansas. The Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, man owns Horseshoe Hill Outfitters, which advertised big game hunting adventures in Kansas, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Ontario.
Prosecutors say he violated an act that regulates the trade of wildlife, fish and plants. In two counts, McConnell admitted to importing deer that werent from an accredited herd, werent officially identified and didnt have a certificate of veterinary inspection. In two others, he admitted to importing domesticated deer.