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Two juveniles face charges for illegal hunting methods

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or [email protected] 

January 13, 2006

Three juveniles are facing a total of 123 misdemeanor charges for illegal hunting in Warrick County.

The youths were allegedly hunting at night using artificial light, shooting the deer and leaving them where they fell, said Indiana Conservation Officer Mike Kellner.

The charges were filed after a yearlong investigation into the shootings, which happened between September 2004 and November 2005.

Conservation officers first became aware of the shootings in January 2005, when they received a complaint of several dead deer in the Red Brush Road area of southeast Warrick County, Kellner said. Evidence pointed to what he called "indiscriminate road hunting." Despite frequent nighttime patrols in the area, officers continued receiving complaints into the spring.

After another complaint in November, conservation officer Eric Stamps was patrolling Fleming Road when he saw a vehicle shining a secondary light into a field. Stamps stopped the vehicle and found two juveniles inside with a firearm that was the same type believed to have been used in the January deer shootings. Further investigation uncovered a third juvenile also involved in the shootings.

The charges include use of an artificial light while possessing a firearm, hunting from a public roadway, hunting with the aid of a motor vehicle, hunting deer in closed season, illegal taking of deer, using a firearm for illegal hunting and wanton waste.

Kellner said the majority of the deer shootings were done with a .22 caliber rifle, which is illegal for hunting deer in Indiana.

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