KY: men banned from hunting migratory birds after conviction for baiting doves
2 Hopkins County men banned from hunting migratory birds after conviction
for baiting doves
April 23, 2011
MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Two Hopkins County men have been banned from hunting
migratory birds anywhere after they were convicted of baiting and hunting
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Goebel on Friday sentenced 29-year-old Danny
Basham and 27-year-old Lucas Duff to pay a $1,500 fine and $35 in special
According to a press release from the Justice Department reported in The
Messenger, an investigation revealed that in the weeks prior to the 2010
hunting season, Basham and Duff spread 240 pounds of sunflower seeds into an
existing crop of sunflowers. That was to keep the birds feeding in the area
for a dove hunt hosted on Sept. 6.
Basham and Duff both pleaded guilty in the Owensboro court on Thursday to
two counts of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
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