Unlawful Hunting Activities Suspected as Home Search Turns Up Five Mule Deer Trophies
Under suspicion of unlawful hunting activities, hunter Loren McReynolds’ home was searched by AZ state and federal agencies. This comes on the heels of a multiyear investigation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department into McReynolds, who has previous history of alleged wildlife violations. He was arrested as recently as January 2017 for killing government protected burros in AZ and for weapons violations.
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The search turned up five mule deer trophies that are suspected to be taken illegally. One of the deer’s antlers are believed to be those of a known resident deer of Grand Canyon National Park.
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Violations carry possible jail time and court fines. It is likely McReynold’s hunting privileges would be suspended or revoked, and civil restitution saught for the loss of wildlife to the state, if he is convicted.
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