Kansas hunting camp owner, guide face sentencing June 18, 2011 Kansas

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Kansas hunting camp owner, guide face sentencing June 18, 2011 Kansas Management Houston Chronicle

Two Texas brothers face sentencing next week on conspiracy and wildlife trafficking charges for offering guided hunts at a Kansas hunting club to hunters who paid thousands of dollars to illegally kill deer. James Butler Jr., the owner and operator of ...

Texas man led illegal deer hunts in Kansas June 22, 2011 Kansas Wichita Eagle 

Standing before the mounted heads and antlers of about 100 deer illegally killed in Kansas, game warden John Brooks described the poaching case involving James Butler Jr. as "by far the most egregious thing I've encountered or heard of.

The Texas man, James Bobby Butler Jr., 42, and his brother, Marlin Jackson Butler, 32, are now looking at 41 months and 27 months, respectively, in federal prison for conspiracy and illegal hunting convictions and violating the Lacey Act....“Stiffest sentences I’ve ever seen in this kind of case,” said Special Agent John Brooks, who headed Operation Cimarron, the biggest white-tailed deer investigation ever conducted in Kansas.

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