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Deer hunter ends up behind bars instead of deer woods

On. Nov. 20, Arkansas Game and Fish Officer Ryan Warner came upon a common sight in the Izard County woods this time of the year: a deer hunter with a rifle.

However, according to info from Izard County Sheriff Jack Yancey’s office, Warner soon learned the hunter was not only hunting without a license — but he was also a convicted felon currently out on bond from the Izard County Circuit Court on previous felony charges.

And as such, he could not possess a firearm.

According to a release from Yancey’s office, the hunter, identified as Stephen McCurley (pictured), 48, of Wideman, Ark., was charged with possession of a firearm by a certain person, a Class D felony.

McCurley’s bond on the previous case was revoked, and he’s currently being held on no bond, according to the sheriff’s office.

He is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit court on Dec. 23.

Image via Izard County Sheriff’s Office

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