East TN Man facing Jail Time After Killing Elk


ASSOCIATED PRESS — Wildlife officials say an east Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to illegally killing an elk that was part of a university study. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says 33-year-old Sean Doney pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking hunting-related state laws in the December killing of a cow elk in the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. The elk was found in a food plot in the wildlife management area on Dec. 23. The elk was wearing a GPS collar as part of a three-year research study by the University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. Doney faces 30 days in jail.

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