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Kansas Hunting Guides Sentenced

KSAL Staff - January 28, 2015 5:15 pm

Both men were working for Misty Morning Outfitters of Haven, Kan., at the time they violated federal law.

Two hunting guides were sentenced Wednesday for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act during hunts in Reno County.

According to , U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, each of them pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by exceeding the daily bag limit. They were sentenced to one year unsupervised probation and a fine of $1,000. In addition, they are prohibited from hunting, fishing, trapping or accompanying anyone in those activities for one year.

Both men were working for Misty Morning Outfitters of Haven, Kan., at the time they violated federal law.

Sentenced were:
Lane Hensley, 28, Liberal, Kan.
Tanner Cox, 25, Wichita, Kan.

In his plea, Hensley admitted the crime occurred Dec. 15, 2011, when he took two undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents on a hunt in Reno County, Kan. He exceeded the daily bag limit of three Canada geese.

In his plea, Cox admitted the crime occurred Sept. 1 and 2, 2011, on a hunt in Reno County. He exceeded the daily bag limit of 15 mourning doves.

Co-defendant Ryan Warden, owner of Misting Morning Outfitters, was sentenced to five years probation, a fine of $2,500, restitution of $5,000. He was prohibited from hunting, fishing, trapping or accompanying anyone in those activities for five years.