NEV. – On Oct. 1, 2018, Kenneth Wayne Hines, 57, of Sparks, Nevada was sentenced
for possession of an unlawfully harvested big game animal; a gross misdemeanor,
in 4th Judicial District Court in Elko, Nevada.
sentencing stemmed from a 2015 investigation in which a cow elk was killed in
hunt unit 076 near Rock Springs, where Hines did not have a tag. The
investigation was also related to a bull elk that was allegedly killed by Hines
in 2014, for which Hines also did not have a tag.
in court Hines stated, “I apologize for my conduct, and I am very remorseful.”
was fined $5,000 in civil penalties, $28 in administrative fees, and ordered to
forfeit the bolt action rifle and his Polaris ATV used in the commission of the
crime. This conviction will also result in revocation of Hines’ hunting, fishing
and trapping privileges for five years in the State of Nevada, and the 47 additional
states that participate in the Interstate Wildlife Violator’s Compact.
case would not have been solved without the assistance of the dedicated
sportsmen who came forward with information witnessed in the field,” says Nevada
Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Game Warden, Nick Brunson.
encourages anyone who has witnessed a wildlife violation to please gather as
much information as possible, and call 1-800-992-3030 to report the violation
immediately. Nevada’s 31 field game
wardens rely heavily on the public’s assistance in detecting wildlife crimes
and catching those who would steal from the public’s wildlife resources.
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and
wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife
and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license
and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear.
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