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A major investigation into illegal deer hunting in Kansas has snared three more out-of-state hunters.
The U.S. attorney's office says three customers of a hunting camp called Camp Lone Star pleaded guilty and were sentenced Monday on misdemeanor charges of interstate transportation of wildlife taken in violation of state law.
A judge sentenced Bart Stelly of Arnaudville, La..; Ryan Pinkston of Center, Texas; and Tim Metcalf of Lafayette, La., to probation. They must also pay fines and restitution. The men admitted paying for guided whitetail deer hunts in the fall of 2006.
The government says 25 people have now been sentenced for activities of the hunting camp near the south-central town of Coldwater, in Comanche County. Plea hearings are scheduled later this month for three others.
The camp's owner and his brother were sentenced last year to 41 and 27 months in prison, respectively.