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MAN RECEIVES 57 MONTHS IN POACHING CASE

Friday, January 9, 2004

Iowa City Press-Citizen

A West Branch man will spend 57 months in prison after pleading guilty in September to illegally killing and transporting deer in what has been called the biggest poaching case in Iowa history.

In addition to the prison sentence handed down Thursday in U.S. District Court, George Allen Waters, 53, was ordered to pay $50,000 in fines and restitution to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

At the time of his plea, Waters admitted that from 1992 through fall of 2002, he repeatedly sneaked into locations in Iowa and Colorado to poach record-class trophy whitetail deer. He did so without authorization, with hunting licenses, during non-hunting seasons and used weapons prohibited to hunting deer.

After killing the deer, he would take only the heads and the antlers, leaving the remainder of the animal behind. He then would sell the trophy racks for profit.

Waters said he poached no less than 30 whitetail deer in Iowa having a total value of $120,000 and no less than nine elk and six mule deer from Colorado valued at $150,000.

In May 2003, authorities seized numerous animal contraband and firearms including a 9mm Leger Sten Mark II machinegun and eight other firearms.


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