Former Miss Kansas Pleads Guilty in Hunting Case

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A former beauty queen from Kansas who hosted an adventure TV show has pleaded guilty to killing a grizzly bear in Alaska without a state tag.

The sentence for Theresa Vail, issued Wednesday, includes one year of probation and a $750 fine.

A charging document says Vail held a single bear tag and shot a bear on a guided hunt. When she attempted to kill it with a second shot, it says, she killed a second bear.

It says the master guide was contacted and a collective decision was made to fly out another tag, which Vail said she signed but backdated at the master guide’s request.

Vail hosted the Outdoor Channel series “Limitless with Theresa Vail.”