Sport: Fair Game

Two days before the big game-hunting season opened in Colorado, a couple of overeager gunners from Oklahoma, Merrel Metts and Lloyd Luna, shot five deer. Nabbed by sharp-eyed game wardens, the two poachers were taken before a justice of the peace who socked them with fines of $2,725 apiece, the largest poaching fines in Colorado history, and sentenced them to 30 days in jail.

Last week, as the season reached its peak in the Rocky Mountain area west of Denver and some 135,000 legal, licensed hunters were hot on the trail, the two poachers...

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