Kentucky Hunters Fined $30,000 for Poaching Elk on TV
By rowdyrob

Posted: March 15, 2017

Ricky Mills and Jimmy Duncan were charged Monday for various wildlife violations from a 2014 poaching incident.  The two men are part of the television show “Hunting in the Sticks” and were shooting an episode near Douglas Wyoming.  The two were apparently hunting for deer when they decided to shoot two mature bull elk in area 113, a highly sought after district that only allows bull harvest every other year.  The two had tags for area 51 near Yellowstone National Park.  It is believed that the two men were driven to get footage of a kill for their television show when they made a very bad decision.  The poaching will cost them more than $30,000 and they will lose their hunting privileges for 15 years.

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