All Kinds of Hunters: Man accused of taking illegal deer after shots-fired report
This is in my neck of the woods:
Man accused of taking illegal deer after shots-fired report
Thursday, November 27, 2008 3:06 AM EST
WAWARSING — An investigation into a report of shots being fired after dark led state Department of Environmental Conservation police to a suspected deerjacker, the agency said Wednesday.
At about 9:30 p.m. Monday, authorities received a report of shots being fired and a deer down in a field at the Lundy Estate property.
Acting on that tip and a license plate number, authorities on Tuesday went to the Sundown Road, Kerhonkson, home of Wayne Steinhilber Jr., where they discovered five deer hanging in different stages of being butchered. None of the deer had tags, authorities said.
When Steinhilber, 30, arrived at his home, authorities said, he was in possession of a spotlight and loaded .30-.30 rifle.
He was arrested by Department of Environmental Conservation police and charged with two counts of taking a white-tailed deer that did not comply with the antler restriction of at least three points on one side; two counts of taking an antlerless deer without a license; and possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors, as well as possession of an untagged deer, a violation.
Steinhilber was released in his own recognizance to return to court on Dec. 10.
The deer were confiscated and will be donated, authorities said.