Southeast Iowa hunting guide sentenced to 25 years in prison

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BLOOMFIELD, Iowa (KTVO) -- Friday afternoon, 34-year-old Andrew Wulf of Tipton, Iowa, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

This decision came after the prosecution read two letters, each from the victims of Wulf’s deer hunting business. The victim impact statements called Wulf a “thief” saying his practices were “dishonest and deceitful.”

But, Wulf himself made a statement, apologizing for his actions and asking the judge to give him probation.

“I’ve made my mistakes in my life and I’m sorry for the things I’ve done and I’d like to – I can do things better, and if I get probation I can make some things right,” Wulf said.

The prosecution requested Wulf be given 35 years, 25 for ongoing criminal conduct, and another 10 for his two counts of second-degree theft.

While Judge Lucy Gamon agreed with those terms, she decided his prison sentences will run concurrently, thereby giving him 25 years. Gamon’s main reasoning for not giving Wulf probation was because he’d had other run-ins with the law, showing a “pattern of deception.”

“I think that the jury spoke here, made the right decision and I think justice was done here in Davis County,” said prosecutor Rick Lynch.

Aside from his prison term, Wulf will also have to pay over $8,700 in restitution fees to the three out-of-state hunters who signed contracts with Wulf.

If he wants, Wulf does have 30 days to file an appeal to this decision. His appeal bond was set at $25,000 for on-going criminal conduct and $5,000 for the two counts of second-degree theft. He can also get out of jail early on good behavior.

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