Famous pro hunter sentenced in Kansas
A famous professional hunter from Tennessee will has been sentenced to three years on federal supervised release for a Lacey Act violation in Kansas.
Williams "Spook" Spann, 50, loses his hunting privileges throughout the United States for six months and he is required to pay a $10,000 fine and $10,000 in restitution.
Spann pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of transporting across state lines wildlife that was taken unlawfully in Kansas. In his plea, Spann admitted that in mid-November 2007 he unlawfully took a white-tailed deer in Stafford County. Spann took the deer with a bow and arrow on land owned by another person, in violation of Spann’s hunting permit, which entitled him to hunt only on land that he owned.
Spann has several videos posted on the internet of his hunting exploits and is sponsored by several outdoor and hunting companies.