JANESVILLE — Three Rock County men will be paying fines, losing
hunting licenses and serving jail time after being convicted of
illegally shining deer, according to a news release from the
Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement.
-- Joshua Beyer, 23, Janesville, of seven counts of illegally
shining seven deer. He was ordered to pay about $15,000 in fines and
serve one year in jail. He will lose his hunting licenses for 21
-- Christopher Kummer, 22, Milton, of seven counts of
illegally shining deer. He was ordered to pay $3,000 and serve 30
days in jail and three years of probation. He will lose his hunting
licenses for 21 years.
-- Chris Taylor, 20, Evansville, of
two counts of illegally shining deer. He was ordered to pay $2,200,
but he was not ordered to jail. He will lose his hunting licenses
for six years.
A Rock County Sheriff's Office deputy saw the
men shining deer in December 2011, according to the news release.
They were in possession of firearms, according to the news release.
A multi-month investigation indicated the men were most often
shining and shooting deer in the Arbor Ridge Subdivision near County
A west of Janesville. The men likely shot and missed or shot and
killed many more deer, according to the news release.
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