Monday, October 1, 2007
By Matt Kelley
While today is the start of bow-hunting season on deer in Iowa, two
men were arrested over the weekend in eastern Iowa for illegally hunting
deer with rifles. D-N-R spokesman Kevin Baskins says conservation
officers were responding to a complaint of a dead deer in a rural area
south of Muscatine on Saturday when the hunters were discovered.
Baskins says the men face felony charges of possessing a firearm as a
convicted felon as well as misdemeanor charges for no valid hunting
license and no wildlife habitat fee. Charged are: 35-year-old Anthony
Boyce and 27-year-old Kenneth Sargeant, both of Letts. Baskins says
they're both facing serious charges -- and all of their hunting gear was
seized by the state.
Baskins says they've taken two scoped 22-caliber rifles from the men,
two boxes of ammunition, several knives and various other
hunting-related items. Officers also recovered the heads of two dead
deer. Boyce and Sargeant are being held in the Muscatine County Jail.
Boyce is also held on a felony arrest warrant in Muscatine County and a
misdemeanor arrest warrant in Louisa County for unrelated charges.
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