Finally: DOJ Aggressively Prosecutes Border Crossers

Of course, they’re, er, um, US citizens going to Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP)—The Justice Department is targeting more than 60 hunters across the nation for allegedly poaching deer during guided hunts at Camp Lone Star in Kansas, a court document shows.

The scope of the grand jury investigation, believed to be one of the largest criminal prosecutions involving the illegal taking of deer, was made public in a court filing Monday in the federal government’s case against the camp’s owner and his brother, both of Martinsville, Texas.

…“The state of Kansas has paid out over $100,000 to independent contractors to thin the Kansas deer herd for management purposes,” Kerns said in an e-mail. “And now our tax money is being spent making federal cases out of alleged rednecks who supposedly harvest an extra deer.”

…Their court filing noted the government alleges more than 60 hunters illegally killed more than 119 deer between the 2005-2008 hunting season, including the taking of 70 trophy white-tail bucks.

Your tax dollars at work, folks.

Unbelievable, and yet further evidence that we need to completely shake-up DC. It’s a long process but it starts this November.

Hold their feet to the fire.

12 Responses to “Finally: DOJ Aggressively Prosecutes Border Crossers”

  1. major dad says:

    Our tax dollars at work. Shouldn’t this be a State’s issue regardless of the Lacey Act? Besides 2005 to 2008? They’ve been working this for that long?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    There are 119 Bambis whose Daddies never came home, major dad.

    Have you no soul?

  3. Ave says:

    Surely what we need here is (another) Congressional hearing.

  4. major dad says:

    I’m sure they were delicious.

  5. I vote to herd all the unculled deer to the homes of the DoJ idiots. Let them deal with that problem.

  6. Dave E. says:

    The feds may have gotten involved because Kansas lacked the jurisdiction to go after the players who had hoofed it to other states. I can see how the feds could come in handy with that. Still, you would think the feds have more important things to do and they would let the Kansas prosecutors rack up the convictions.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    I just hope they don’t get stuck in more ruts like this, Dave, and they’re able to buck this trend.

  8. major dad says:

    They’ll be fawning all over this for months. Do I get points for that Bing?

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Points, but no doe.

  10. BillN says:

    No doe! Oh deer! You’ve been horned out Major Dad.

  11. major dad says:

    No trophy for me.

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