Kentucky hunting outfitter subject of Fish and Wildlife investigation

Just a few days before opening day of deer season in Kentucky, the owner and operator of one of the state’s largest hunting outfitters has found himself the subject of a criminal investigation by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.  On Wednesday, Kentucky Conservation Officers served a search warrant at the home of 35 year old Tevis McCauley in Nicholasville, and seized a set of 6×6 elk antlers and two rifles.  The elk and rifles were connected to an October, 2018 elk hunt in Pike County.  According to the search warrant, McCauley posted a video to the Whitetail Heaven Outfitters Facebook page after killing a large bull elk in Pike County.  The search warrant states in the video, McCauley featured a gun which state regulations say is not approved for elk hunting, making it illegal.  In addition, McCauley allegedly discussed using that particular gun on his personal Facebook page.  Tevis McCauley will appear later this month in Pike County District Court.  Fish and Wildlife officials say the investigation into the outfitter’s actions while hunting continues, and additional charges are possible.