ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A 73-year-old man has been charged with 30 counts of violating federal hunting laws in north Mississippi.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UZmew8) that Pass Taylor Jr. of Sidon is accused by the U.S. Attorney's Office of baiting dove fields, guiding hunt tours into wildlife refuges, exceeding game limits and not reporting game kills.
Taylor is scheduled for arraignment in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen on Dec. 3.
If convicted on all 30 misdemeanor counts, he faces up to 21-1/2 years in prison and $1.52 million in fines.
Prosecutors say that from September 2010 through December 2011 Taylor guided undercover wildlife officers on various commercial hunts for doves, ducks and other migratory waterfowl.
Prosecutors say Taylor is accused of leading a hunt into a waterfowl sanctuary in Leflore County.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com