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Wildlife Ranger Fined For Poaching Mule Deer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Mule deer

Mule deer

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife ranger has been fined and demoted for using artificial light while poaching a trophy mule deer after legal hunting hours last October.

Trinidad Lake State Park ranger Travis McKay was cited in October for poaching, but was allowed to keep his job.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife director Rick Cables tells the Denver Post the punishment for the incident was adequate, but some employees are unhappy the ranger wasn't fired.

McKay finally admitted to poaching the deer and was issued a fine of more than $11,000, most of which stemmed from the deer being a trophy animal.

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