Poaching Charges Filed On Hunting Guide, Employees and Hunter

If you ever hire a guide it is a good idea to make sure you know the regulations. It is your responsibility to know the law. Using the excuse that you were just listening to your guide will not serve as an excuse.

The Wichita Eagle reported that a Kansas hunting guide, two of his employees and their client were all indicted for violating the Lacy Act. The 21-count indictment alleges the suspects exceeded daily bag limits, killed waterfowl over bait, killed hawks, used electronic bird calls and possessed untagged birds.

Josh Hedges, 34, of Grenola, who owns Eagle Head Outfitters, faces one count of conspiracy to violate the Lacy Act and 12 counts of unlawful sale and transport of wildlife.

Jerad Stroot, 25, of Colwich, an employee of Eagle Head Outfitters, faces six counts of unlawful sale or transport of wildlife.

Allen Stroot, 32, of Park City, an employee of Eagle Head Outfitters, faces one count of violating the Migratory Bird Act.

Steve Seagraves, 61, of Douglasville, Ga., a customer of Eagle Head Outfitters, faces one count of violating the Migratory Bird Act.

Be careful who you hunt with and know that the Law is always watching.

Full press release HERE