Lifetime Hunting Ban for Man Convicted of Illegal Game and Migratory Bird Sale

NASHVILLE, Oct. 20 (UPI) — Officials say a man who pleaded guilty to Tennessee charges of selling wild game and a federal charge of selling migratory birds faces a lifetime hunting ban.

The ban on Randy Charles Lindsey, 41, applies in Tennessee and the 29 other states that have joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported. He is barred from owning a gun or from taking game by fishing or bow hunting.

Lindsey admitted he sold whitetail deer and rabbit carcasses to undercover state agents in 2008, officials said. He was sentenced to a year’s probation on the state charges.

Under Tennessee law, selling game without a commercial license is a misdemeanor.

Last week, he pleaded guilty to the more serious federal charge of illegally selling several hundred mourning doves, a migratory bird, to undercover federal agents. Prosecutors who negotiated the plea agreement said they would recommend no more than six months behind bars when he is sentenced in January.

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