IA: Repeat offender faces hunting violations
Muscatine man faces hunting violations
By Charlotte Eby of the Muscatine Journal Capital Bureau
DES MOINES - A Muscatine man faces 75 counts after being cited for
allegedly violating waterfowl hunting laws, the Iowa Department of
Natural Resources announced Wednesday.
Tyler A. Wilson, 19, was charged after what DNR officials called a
lengthy investigation by conservation officers acting on a tip from a
state hotline to report poaching.
If convicted of the charges, Wilson could face more than $6,000 in
fines, DNR officials said.
The alleged violations include 13 counts of hunting without a valid
hunting license while under suspension.
Some of the other charges include five counts each of hunting without
a valid hunting license, hunting without having the wildlife habitat
stamp, hunting ducks without the state migratory bird stamp, and hunting
ducks without a federal duck stamp.
DNR officials allege the violations occurred in Louisa County in
September, October and November.
Wilson also has been charged with having a loaded shotgun in a motor
vehicle on a public highway in Muscatine County, DNR officials.
Wilson had his hunting privileges suspended in September for a year
after being convicted of four hunting violations committed in Louisa
County in 2007 and 2008, DNR officials said.
A telephone number for Wilson could not immediately be located to
contact him for comment.