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TN - Three Men Charged with Alcohol and Hunting Crimes

Three Men Charged with Alcohol and Hunting Crimes

A night of apparent fun ended up with a trip to jail for three men.

Two men were stopped December 27th in Chattanooga. An affidavit says police found a blood-covered handgun and parts of a dead deer in their truck. The men appeared to be drunk. Wildlife officer Matt Majors says the men and another friend then illegally hunted the animal on property in Sale Creek.

They face a slew of crimes including DUI and all three face hunting violations such as hunting and killing after dark and using lights and a truck to hunt. Majors says their bad decisions put lots of folks in danger.

"Sometimes when hunters go out and violate hunting laws it can give all sportsmen a bad name which is what we're trying to curtail," Majors said.

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