A federal judge is deciding whether Dickson resident William “Spook” Spann should go to jail for violating his probation after pleading guilty to illegal hunting charges in Kansas. Following two days of testimony last week in Kansas City, U.S. Magistrate James P. O’Hara took under advisement the U.S. Attorney’s Office request to find the 50-year-old Spann in violation of his federal probation. Thursday and Friday Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley showed hours of videotape from hidden cameras allegedly showing Spann taking part in turkey hunts with NFL players and members of a country music band. Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency agents set up hidden cameras on property owned by Spann after getting a tip from his former cameraman that Spann was conducting hunting activities. After pleading guilty to illegally taking a record whitetail deer on property he didn’t own in violation of his non-resident permit, Spann was assessed a total of $20,000 in fines and restitution and placed on probation for three years. As part of the plea bargain entered in February, Spann was banned from hunting anywhere in the US for six months. The video played in a Kansas federal court shows Spann dressed in camouflage using a turkey call and leading hunting groups that include Tennessee Titans quarterbacks Jake Locker and Rusty Smith, free agent Jerious Norwood, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams, and members of country group Bush Hawg. Spann’s attorney argued that Spann did not carry a gun or weapon and therefore was not technically hunting. Tennessee officials said state law defines hunting as including aiding others who are hunting. TWRA and federal wildlife officials also testified Spann illegally spread “scratch grain” on his property to attract turkeys. Cameraman Thomas Southerland said he worked for Spann for five years before quitting in April because he was uncomfortable with some of the game hunter’s practices. Spann is the host of “Spook Nation” on the Pursuit Channel. The US Attorney’s Office has asked the judge to revoke Spann’s probation and sentence him to 90 days in jail. O’Hara did not say when he expects to rule.