Douglas County prosecutors have filed criminal hunting charges against three more men in connection with December 2011 sting operation conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
District Attorney Charles Branson said his office had filed misdemeanor charges against two Olathe men, Raymond Francis Holden, 43, and Christopher James Sandow, 44.
The sting was conducted by the state wildlife department on Dec. 9, the last Friday of the firearm deer hunting season. The officers placed a life-size, taxidermied deer on private land in Douglas County to entice would-be poachers.
Both men pleaded not guilty Tuesday and have court hearings scheduled for April 10. A third man in the same incident, Theodore Louis Sandow, 50, of Olathe, has also been charged.
Another man charged as part of the operation, Darrell R. Norris, 70, rural Baldwin City, last week pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges, including criminal hunting.