Missouri Man Faces Federal Charges For Hunting in Iowa

Written by on January 17, 2013 in News

It may be a 113 year old law, but it still has a lot of bite.  Jack Bender of Greentop, Missouri is facing federal charges in the Southern District of Iowa for Violating the Lacey Act.  The act was passed back in 1900 and regulates the transportation and sale of wildlife between states.  Federal prosecutors say that in December of 2007 and then twice again in November of 2010, Bender illegally shot, transported and sold a white tail deer across state lines.  Documents say that he shot a deer with a rifle, from a roadway and without a license; all of these are violations of Iowa law.  It became a federal issue when Bender transported the deer between Iowa, Missouri and Pennsylvania.  He is also facing charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  If he is convicted, the Lacey Act violations could lead to a fine of $250,000 and prison time on the gun charge.

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