Spencer man sentenced for cormorant shootings

     PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Spencer man has been sentenced for illegally shooting 61 double-crested cormorants on a lake island near the southeastern South Dakota town.
     Sixty-three-year-old Dennis Rowley was arrested in the summer of 2012 after state and federal wildlife officials received a tip. He was convicted earlier this year on a federal charge of unlawful taking of wildlife.
     U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Rowley recently was sentenced to three years of probation, a $3,000 fine, $3,050 in restitution and the loss of hunting privileges for three years.

 AP-WF-03-10-14 1213GMT

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Locations : South DakotaSoutheastern South Dakota
People : Brendan JohnsonDennis Rowley
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