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Chippewa County man receives lifelong hunting ban


A Chippewa County man accused of poaching numerous animals was sentenced on Tuesday to a lifetime hunting ban.

56-year-old Kurt Duncan pleaded guilty to seven poaching crimes following an investigation by the Michigan DNR.

In September, he pleaded guilty to illegally killing wolves and bald eagles. Duncan was initially charged with 125 different counts of illegal take.

Duncan was sentenced to roughly 36-thousand dollars in fines, 90 days of jail time, and a lifetime revocation of all hunting and trapping privileges in the state of Michigan.

The ban extends to assisting another person with hunting or trapping.

The ban will also block Duncan from hunting in 48 other states which are members of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. Massachusetts and Hawaii are the only non-member states.