TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations

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9/11/2012
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Spook SpannCourt records indicate that Tennessee resident William "Spook" Spann, 49, was charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. on Sept. 6 with transportation of wildlife from Kansas to Tennessee that he allegedly obtained in violation of Kansas hunting laws.

The violations are alleged to have occurred in November 2007, the same year Spann shot a non-typical whitetail buck that grossed about 230 inches and netted about 224 Pope & Young points in Stafford County, Kan., reports Wichita Eagle outdoors writer, Michael Pearce.

The deer was shot with archery equipment, during the state's regular archery season.

At the time the deer was promoted as the largest whitetail buck ever taken on video. The story of Spann's hunt was featured in national magazines, videos and TV shows.

Spann's television show, "Spook Nation," currently appears on the Pursuit Channel cable network.

According to court proceedings reported in the Wyandotte (Kan.) Daily News, count one of the indictment alleges Spann transported antlers from Stafford County, Kan., to Tennessee, knowing the deer had been taken in violation of state hunting laws. In count two, the indictment alleges Spann falsely reported the property where the deer was taken.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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7 Comments on "TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations"

Re: TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations

Say it ain't so! Not Spook Spann, not Spook Spann!!!

Posted by Taziyah on 9/14/2012 2:48:11 PM

Re: TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations

transported antlers? how the hell else do you get one home? Kansas full of idiot liberals? Say it ain't so!

Posted by gunslingr45 on 9/16/2012 4:44:59 PM

Re: TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations

What kinda dumb rules they have in the Midwest? Glad I don't live there.

Posted by Gene on 9/16/2012 7:13:08 PM

Re: TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations

As per the article above. "The deer was shot with archery equipment, during the state's regular archery season." "Knowing the deer had been taken in violation of state hunting laws." It does not make any sense??? There is some contradiction here.

Posted by Zeus72 on 9/16/2012 9:33:01 PM

Re: TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations

According to other reports that I've read, KS is claiming he shot the deer on leased property, but used a landowner tag on it. Since he didn't own the property, it would be considered taken illegally and thus fall under the Lacey Act which prohibits the transport of illegally taken game across state lines. Of course this is all alleged, as he hasn't been convicted of anything yet.

Posted by Justin Zarr on 9/17/2012 9:14:43 AM

Re: TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations

spook got punked by lacey!

Posted by joe dirt on 10/9/2012 12:45:10 PM

Re: TV Show Host Spook Spann Charged With Wildlife Violations

Our government creeping in on our rights. Trying to get at some of the most influential hunters and gun advocates. They have created crap charges agaisnt Ted and now Spook to try to shut them down. Who's next??

Posted by American on 8/31/2013 10:48:23 PM

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