Celebrity hunter Spook Spann charged with transporting illegal deer

A well-known professional hunter has been charged with illegally transporting deer antlers that were taken in violation of Kansas hunting laws, according to court records.

William “Spook” Spann, of Tennessee, was charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City on Thursday. Charges revolve around crimes allegedly committed in 2007, the same year Spann shot a non-typical whitetail buck that grossed about 230 and netted about 224 Pope & Young inches in Stafford County. The deer was shot with archery equipment, during the state’s archery season.

At the time it was believed to be the largest whitetail buck shot on video. Spann’s hunt for the buck was featured in magazines, videos and television shows.

The case involved the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and wildlife officials from Tennessee and Kansas.