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Kansas Poacher Gets Light Sentence After Killing 190-Class Buck

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Kansas Poacher Gets Light Sentence After Killing 190-Class Buck

Back in February, we brought you the story of David Kent, a Kansas man accused of poaching a giant Sunflower State whitetail. Kent was confronted by wardens after bringing the antlers of the buck–a 190-class typical that threatened the state record–to the Monster Buck Classic in Topeka last winter. The wardens were tipped off by a Kansas hunter who had trail cam photos of the buck that were taken 100 miles from where Kent claimed to have killed the deer. Kent eventually confessed to the crime and has now been sentenced, according to the AP story.

Kent’s punishment included 30 days in jail to be served on weekends, a $1,500 fine, and $8,000 in restitution to the landowner. In addition, Kent will lose his Kansas hunting privileges for five years, and the buck’s antlers, as well as the rifle Kent used to poach the buck, are now state property.

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