OH: Wildlife officials suspended in hunting license case
May 8, 2010
Wildlife officials suspended in hunting license case
A South Carolina wildlife officer was allowed to hunt at Ohio's in-state
XENIA - In November 2006, South Carolina wildlife officer Eric Vaughn got
a hunting license on a visit to Ohio. He listed the home address of Allan
Wright, a state wildlife officer in Brown County, on the application and
paid $19 for a license that would have cost another out-of-stater $125.
Wright, who assisted with the license and checked in the three deer
killed by his friend Vaughn, has been charged with a felony.
Wildlife Division officials in 2008, after an internal probe, verbally
reprimanded Wright, who is supervised by the Xenia regional office of the
That wasn't sufficient punishment, a recent report by Ohio Inspector
General Thomas Charles said.
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