NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man on probation for a dozen hunting violations has been sent to jail for nearly two years after he was caught fishing under a false name in neighboring Georgia.
The Tennessean newspaper reported Thursday that Georgia wildlife agents were tipped by their Tennessee counterparts that 31-year-old Kurt Wesley Ellis was fishing for trout in north Georgia with a license obtained under a false name.
Ellis, from Cleveland in southeast Tennessee, was banned from hunting or fishing on state property for at least 20 years after pleading guilty last year to 12 hunting violations. He served a short jail stint and was on probation.
Because Tennessee is part of an enforcement deal called the Wildlife Violator's Compact, those same restrictions apply in 33 other states.