Five people face charges for over-the-limit dove hunting

Game Wardens in Rooks County worked late last night collecting evidence involving five people with 58 dove over their daily bag limit. (Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism photo)

WOODSTON, Kan. (KSNW) – Five dove hunters who bagged more birds than their limit are the subject of an investigation by state game wardens.

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Game Warden Jake Brooke said the incident took place near Woodston in Rooks County on September 1, 2016. The 2016 dove hunting season officially began on Sept. 1.

Brooke said the hunters bagged their limit in a morning hunt in the Glen Elder Wildlife Area near Glen Elder State Park where they bagged their limit of 15 birds each. Later that day, the five then hunted on private land where they bagged an additional 58 birds.

The hunters face misdemeanor charges of bagging doves over their allowed limit and could be fined between $0 and $250 each, plus an additional fine that is determined by a judge.

Brooke said so far, charges have not been filed in the case.

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