- Associated Press - Saturday, November 26, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State wildlife commissioners have revoked the hunting, fishing and trapping privilege of a northern New Mexico man for 10 years.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish says Esequiel Mascarenas was found guilty of numerous charges, including killing deer out of season and exceeding the hunting limit for deer.

The Las Vegas man was the subject of an investigation that started in 2012. A search warrant culminated in more than two dozen poaching charges being filed in 2014.

The Game Commission handed down its decision after the case concluded in the courts.

On the night he was caught, Mascarenas and another man drove about 300 miles and shot three deer in three separate counties. Authorities say one was shot with a crossbow in downtown Cimarron behind the historic St. James Hotel.


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