WY: Teen faces lifetime hunting ban under new law that makes poaching 3 or more deer a felony
July 17, 2012
From The Republic.com
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — The first person prosecuted under Wyoming's
enhanced anti-poaching law could be banned from hunting for the rest
of his life.
Nineteen-year-old Colton Lapp on Monday pleaded
guilty Monday in Thermopolis to three felony counts of killing an
antlered deer outside of hunting season.
Wyoming Daily News reported that Lapp has agreed to a preliminary
plea agreement that calls for him to give up his hunting privileges
in Wyoming and 36 other states that participate in the wildlife
compact. He could face up to 6 years behind bars but his sentence
could be reduced if he completes a prison boot camp program.
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