Worland man convicted for illegally killing trophy buck

2011-04-18T11:36:00Z 2011-04-20T21:55:12Z Worland man convicted for illegally killing trophy buck The Billings Gazette
April 18, 2011 11:36 am

Eighteen-year-old Colton Lapp of Worland, Wyo., was convicted of illegally killing a trophy mule deer buck south of Worland and has been fined more than $9,000.

Lapp pleaded guilty to the intentional and illegal taking of a trophy-class mule deer before Judge Thomas Harrington in Washakie County Circuit Court on April 14. Based upon a plea agreement, Lapp was sentenced to pay $5,040 in fines and $4,000 in restitution to the state for the deer. Lapp also had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges suspended for five years and is serving six months of probation.

According to Worland game warden Matt Lentsch of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Lapp shot the large nontypical mule deer buck south of Worland on Nov. 6, 2010, in an area that was closed to hunting.

The deer carried an impressive 8x9 rack, which officially scored 210 6/8 Boone and Crockett points.

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