Man Fined for Illegal Hunts

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A Missouri man avoids prison time, but must pay a hefty fine and give up his hunting gear for hosting illegal hunts on his property and illegally taking game in Colorado.

Federal prosecutors say David Schrage of Hurdland pleaded guilty to one felony. Wildlife officials say Schrage charged customers money to hunt turkey and deer on his Knox County property last year that included baiting the hunting sites.

In a search of his property, officers found elk body parts from illegal hunts in Colorado. Schrage surrendered his hunting equipment and agreed to pay a $20,000 fine as part of his plea agreement.

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