BY BECCY TANNER
THE WICHITA EAGLE
09/07/2014 11:39 AM
09/07/2014 10:24 PM
Four men who were stopped in rural Ellis County last week with 209 doves in their possession have outraged hunters and outdoor enthusiasts across the state.
The men were stopped Tuesday, the second day of dove season. The daily limit is 15 doves per hunter.
“I hope they throw the book at them and take them to federal court and give them jail time,” said Spencer Tomb, a retired Kansas State University botany professor in Riley County and an avid hunter.
“We have game laws so everybody gets a fair chance at hunting. And they did that in one day?”
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism officials are in the process of deciding what type of charges the four will face, whether it will be on a federal or state level, said Dan Melson, law enforcement supervisor for the western region of Wildlife and Parks. The four have yet to be charged, he said.