ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Sidon, Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to federal wildlife violations.
Pass Taylor, Jr, 73, pleaded guilty Monday to five counts of a 30 count indictment handed down against him.
Taylor was accused of baiting dove fields, guiding hunt tours into wildlife refuges, exceeding game limits and not reporting game kills.
He opted for a hearing before a U. S. Magistrate.
Taylor will serve 18 months probation, pay a $5,000 fine, and make resitution to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks in the amount of $5,000.
He is also banned from hunting while on probation and cannot enter a wildlife refuge or preserve for five years.
The case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement, the National Wildlife Refuge Division of Law Enforcement and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.