The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says two Arkansas wildlife
officers have been demoted for illegal hunting turkeys without a license
Game and Fish Director Scott Henderson said that Major Jerry D."Chuck"
Woodson, assistant chief of enforcement for the Arkansas Game and Fish
Commission, and Wade Spence were demoted.
Spence, a six-year game and fish veteran, was named Wildlife Officer
of the Year in 2003 by the National Wild Turkey Federation.
The illegal hunting reportedly happened in April, but it wasn't
reported until July 12th.
Woodson was demoted to a corporal, was given a field assignment in
Logan County, and his pay was cut 8 percent. Spence was suspended
without pay for 20 days and was put on probation for a year.
No charges or citations have been filed; Henderson says the two were
disciplined because the hunting violated the commission's ethical
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