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with snow by this time and the driver
was in a T-shirt). I asked for consent
to search the truck and was given
permission. I found a .300 Winchester
magnum bolt-action rifle, a loaded .204
bolt-action rifle and a loaded 20-gauge
pump shotgun. When I was carrying
firearms from their truck to mine, I
noticed the tire tread on this truck
matched the tread
I was looking for.
After explaining the evidence
I had, the two
subjects admitted to shooting the
buck - it crossed
the road in front
of them while they
were spotlighting and
they said they couldn't
resist shooting it. They
claimed they came
back once to retrieve
the deer, but got scared
off by the neighbor
and they were
coming back
to try again.
Shortly
thereafter, I
filed four citations with the driver
and three with the passenger. The
driver pleaded guilty to his charges and
was sentenced to $1,900 in fines, plus
court costs, and the passenger/shooter
pleaded guilty to $2,050 in fines, plus
costs.
End of the story, right? Not yet.
Several days later, I received a call
from a landowner named Benny in the
area where the buck had been shot. He
had found two does shot and left lying
in his field. I made arrangements with
Benny to see the deer. The first one was
MAY 2014

shot in the body - as luck would have
it, I retrieved a bullet. The second doe
was about 30 yards from the first with
a gaping hole through the neck.
No other evidence was collected,
but the time of death appeared to be
from the same night as the buck.
Several months later, I finally
was able to make contact with the
poacher who
shot the buck
from the loud
pickup. After
explaining his
rights and that
my next step
would be sending the bullet
from the doe and
the .204 rifle seized
the night the buck
was shot illegally
to the crime lab,
a confession was
given.
The two men
spotlighted
and shot
the two
does, drove
around,
observed the buck, shot it, drove
around, and eventually got caught.
Each man received an additional
$2,000 in fines.
I would like to thank all of the
"Mikes" and "Bennys" out there who
have taken the time to get involved
over the years. The Mike in this story
didn't know about the two other deer
that were shot that night. Because of
his quick actions, however, two wildlife
thieves were held accountable for their
actions, and I had one of those days. Or
was it two such days?
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