TN: 3 face charges for illegal hunting at Army post
3 face charges for illegal hunting at Army post
December 16, 2010
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. Three Tennessee men face federal charges that they
illegally hunted deer on the Fort Campbell Army post.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officer Jereme Odom said Wednesday
that they recovered large deer and seized property including vehicles,
rifles and other hunting equipment.
Curtis Wallace, 45, Jim Edward Page, 43, both of Dover, and Wendell
Taylor, 43, of Big Rock, were taken into custody Nov. 26 in the rear area of
Fort Campbell, which straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee line.
Fort Campbell spokeswoman Kelly Dewitt told The Leaf-Chronicle that the
federal charges can be changed and consolidated under the Lacey Act, which
governs the taking and transport of wildlife.
Odom said a fourth man will also be charged.
Wallace was charged with trespassing on a military installation, hunting
without a state license, not having permission of the land owner to take big
game, 16 counts of illegal taking of game, 16 counts of taking wildlife by
an improper method, providing a false official statement and unlawful
carrying or possession of a weapon.
Page was charged with trespassing on a military installation, hunting
without a state license, four counts of illegal taking of wildlife, four
counts of taking wildlife in an improper manner, providing a false official
statement and unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon.
Taylor was charged with 13 counts of illegal taking of wildlife,
trespassing on a military installation, making a false official statement
and not having permission of the land owner to take big game.
The federal trespassing charge carries a fine and six months
imprisonment, or both, while making a false official statement could lead to
a five-year federal prison term.
Fort Campbell does allow people to hunt deer with a permit on about
60,000 acres and nearly 13,000 hunters have signed up since the middle of
In fact, we encourage hunters to register to hunt here, Dewitt said in
Hunters and fishermen must also have a valid license from Kentucky or
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