DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two men charged with violating a federal ban
on hunting from the air are expected to appear in court.
Craig Martin and Paul Austin were indicted last week for one count
of violating the Airborne Hunting Act. They're due to be arraigned
in federal court Wednesday in Des Moines.
says the men used planes Nov. 16 in Polk County "for the purpose of
harassing birds, fish and other animals." A spokesman for
prosecutors says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigated the
Federal prosecutors are seeking to seize their
single-engine planes. One is registered to Martin's company, Des
Moines-based Wisecup Willows Aviation, and the other is registered
Martin didn't immediately return a phone message,
and contact information for Austin could not be found.
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