IA: Two Pennsylvania Residents Plead Guilty to Hunting Violations in Taylor County
May 2, 2013
BEDFORD, Iowa -- After a more than two-year long
investigation, two Pennsylvania residents who were part owners of
Whitetail Fantasies, a hunting guide business, have pleaded guilty
to illegal deer hunting charges in Taylor County.
Ricker, 48, of Harrisburg, Pa., pleaded guilty to one count of
illegal taking of an antlered whitetail deer and one count of
fraudulently obtaining a resident deer license. Pursuant to an
earlier plea agreement, Jeffrey A. Mealey, 47, of Dillsburg, Pa.,
pleaded guilty to an illegal possession of an antlered whitetail
Through a jury trial, Ollie Odle Jr., of Bedford, was
found guilty of two charges of aiding and abetting of illegal taking
of antlered whitetail deer, based upon providing deer licenses/tags
to out of state hunters.
The defendants were ordered to
forfeit the antlers and pay more than $22,600 in fines and
liquidated damages. They are suspended from hunting or
obtaining any licenses for one year.
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