Ga. Man, Son Admit Illegal Transport of Antlers

ATLANTA (AP) - A 54-year-old Georgia man and his son have to pay
$10,000 fines and forfeit rights to hunt in 22 Western states after
illegally transporting whitetail deer antlers from Colorado.

Fred Hand III and 24-year-old Fred Hand IV of Atlanta were sentenced Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker after pleading guilty to misdemeanor violations of the Lacey Act, a federal law that assists states in enforcing their own wildlife laws.

Federal prosecutors say the Hands killed the seven-point buck with a rifle during Colorado's archery-only season, breaking state law, then transported the antlers back to Georgia, violating the Lacey Act.

The Hands also face two years' probation and must pay $5,000 to Colorado's Division of Wildlife.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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