IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to hunting
illegally in the Upper Peninsula's Iron County.
Forty-four-year-old John Peter Thekan entered his pleas yesterday to
two counts each of illegal possession of two deer, hunting deer without
a license and using another person's kill tag.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources investigators say the
charges involve a 12-point deer and a ten-point deer.
Two suspects were cited for lending deer licenses. Another was
charged with aiding illegal deer tagging. All three _ Michigan residents
_ face arraignment.
The penalty for illegal possession of deer is a fine of up to
one-thousand dollars, five to 90 days in jail, loss of hunting
privileges and restitution of one-thousand dollars per deer.
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