Brownback intervenes in auction of illegal deer heads
Salina A 14-point whitetail deer head was removed from a state auction of illegally hunted trophy deer heads at the request of Gov. Sam Brownback's office because of a continuing dispute over its ownership.
A spokesman for the governor says the Legislature asked that the state remove the deer head until lawmakers consider several issues raised by the ownership dispute.
The Salina Journal reports the owners of the land in Osage County on which the deer was illegally shot in 2011 is fighting for ownership of the deer head.
The Legislative considered a bill n 2014 that would require state government to give landowners first rights to buy wildlife illegally poached on their land.
The auction of more than 100 deer trophy heads, antlers, guns and boats brought in $90,000.