OMAHA, Neb. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Texas man and former Nebraska hunting guide was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay more than $80,000 for his part in an illegal hunting operation.

Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Jordan Cook, of Boerne was sentenced Tuesday in Omaha’s federal court after he pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts.

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The charges stem from an investigation into Hidden Hills Outfitters near Broken Bow, which has been accused of a slew of hunting violations, including hunting deer and turkey in baited areas, from a public road, at night and without valid permits.

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To date, 25 people have pleaded guilty and have been ordered to pay more than $240,000 in fines and restitution.

 

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