West Tennessee Men Plead Guilty To Charges Of Selling Duck Blind On Reelfoot WMA

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jason R. Dean, of Dyersburg, Tn., and William C. Chisholm, of Tiptonville, Tn., appeared in Lake County General Sessions Court on Monday, Oct. 7, on a misdemeanor charge of “Sale of a Waterfowl Draw Blind Site” on Reelfoot Wildlife Management Area. Both men entered a plea of guilty.

Officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency received information on a waterfowl blind that was drawn for Reelfoot Wildlife Management Area at TWRA’s annual blind drawing held on the first Saturday in August was being offered for sale.  The buying and selling of Wildlife Management Area waterfowl blinds is a violation of TWRA rules and regulations; thus an investigation was opened which led to the prosecution or Dean and Chisholm.

General Sessions Court Judge Danny Goodman ordered each defendant to pay $432 in fines and court costs. In addition, each received one year of revoked hunting privileges, six months of unsupervised probation and six months jail time suspended. Chisholm was also ordered to surrender his permit card for the duck blind he had drawn at the TWRA Waterfowl Blind Drawing that was held on Aug. 3.

To report wildlife violations in West Tennessee, call 800 831-1173 from 7 a.m. to midnight seven days week. 


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