Archive for Saturday, March 10, 2012

Charges filed in shooting of decoy deer

March 10, 2012


Douglas County prosecutors have filed four misdemeanor charges against a 70-year-old Baldwin City accused of illegally shooting a decoy deer during a December 2011 sting operation.

The sting was conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Dec. 9, the last Friday of the firearm deer hunting season. KDWPT officials had placed the decoy on private land in Douglas County. The officers used a life-size, taxidermied deer to entice would-be poachers.

Darrell R. Norris pleaded not guilty during his first appearance Thursday afternoon, and he later was booked into jail and released on $500 bond. Prosecutors have filed four misdemeanor charges, including criminal hunting alleging he did not have permission to hunt on the land. A hearing is scheduled for April 9.


Christine Anderson 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh good grief! Why arrest an old man for shooting a decoy? I mean it was a decoy!

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 1 month ago

Poaching deer owned by all kansans on land where he didn't have permission to hunt...let's put our thinking caps on for this one.

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 1 month ago

On the plus side, he didn't violate conceal carry...

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