Hunting Guide Sentenced on Federal Gun Charge

Hunter Pointing Rifle in Blaze Orange Gear

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin hunting guide has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 52-year-old Jess Porras was providing guiding services to a group of hunters from Minnesota in December. After a member of the hunting party missed several shots at a deer, Porras grabbed the hunter’s rifle and shot the deer.
Porras had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing firearms.
He was sentenced this week and is ordered to report to the U.S. Marshal’s Service on May 21.
This case was investigated by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement Services.


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