MISSOURI GOVERNOR SIGNS HB 260

MISSOURI Gov. Mike Parson (R) signs HB 260, an anti-poaching measure that significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking game species and other native wildlife. Fines will range up to $5,000 for each black bear, elk, or white-tailed buck killed illegally, up to $1,000 for each wild turkey, and $500-$1,000 for each paddlefish. The new penalties go into effect at the end of August (SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER).