North Carolina Man Banned From Hunting Worldwide
As part of an agreement with federal authorities in Kentucky, a North Carolina man has been banned from hunting anywhere in the world for two years. Rodney L. Poteat of Salisbury North Carolina illegally harvested a 14 point whitetailed buck and took it back to his house, then again he harvested and transported a bobcat. Problem is, he hunted them in Kentucky, lives in North Carolina and did not have non-resident tags. Both happened in November of 2010.
With each of these instances Poteat failed to purchase a non-resident hunter's license, failed to report the harvest and failed to make a report to transport it out of state. From these actions he owes Kentucky's Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources $5,300 in restitution, and $50 in special penalty assessments. Also Poteat agreed to not hunt anywhere in the world for the next 2 years.
Poteat was charged in July and sentenced in September in U.S. District Court in Kentucky. He will have unsupervised probation, the ban on hunting was a condition of this sentence. From Salisburypost.com.