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Deer-poaching incident being investigated

Saturday, December 17, 2011

CORY -- Indiana Conservation Officers will turn in charges to the Clay County Prosecutors' Office on a deer that was taken by illegal methods.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a poached deer complaint called in by a concerned citizen, Josh Stoelting of Cory.

Stoelting reported that a farmer in the area had advised him about a deer with a fresh gunshot wound lying dead in a field near County Road 200 North in Clay County.

Once Conservation Officers arrived at the scene, they discovered three individuals identified as Dustin Langley of Poland, and David Cure and James Snyder, both of Brazil, in illegal possession of the head of a large, antlered deer.

They had left the remainder of the deer in a wooded area nearby.

After questioning the individuals, Langley admitted to shooting the deer with his Winchester 30-30 rifle out of his truck window. He was cited for illegal possession/taking of the deer, taking the deer by illegal weapon/ammunition, hunting with the aid of a motorized conveyance, and wanton waste. All of the violations are misdemeanor offenses.

Langley's firearm and the deer head were seized as evidence in the case.

In any poaching case, equipment, devices or machinery used in the incident are subject to seizure, and the illegal possession/taking of a deer comes with a $500 replacement fee. In addition, individuals cited for fish and wildlife violations are subject to having their hunting privileges suspended.

There is a monetary award for individuals who turn in hunting or fishing violators. To report a violator, individuals are encouraged to call 1-800-TIP-IDNR.

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Such disrespect to the spirit of the deer, to take the head and leave the rest to rot. Not to mention shooting from a truck...shameful!

-- Posted by ladyinthewoods on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 6:30 AM

In this economy to take only the head is bad enough,,but to kill a trophy animal from a vehicle is nuts! Many of us hunters DONATE the meat to either a troubled family,or a local food bank!(Venison is extremely healthy!)With livestock actually being stolen and butchered,it should be a MAJOR crime to waste the entire carcus.The DNR should have taken the vehicle and donated it to the "Hunters Feeding the Hungry" program for sale! GO GET EM' DNR.

-- Posted by Ya THUNK on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 8:26 AM

Maybe DNR will make an example with these 3 moron hilljacks......

-- Posted by kubotafan on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 2:14 PM

bomtrax5,,Im not sure they CAN make an example out of them,,It may not be politicaly correct!

-- Posted by Ya THUNK on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 5:17 AM

So true,Y.T.

-- Posted by kubotafan on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 8:53 AM

TAKE HIS TRUCK TOO! His hunting license should be PERMANENTLY revoked. I am so *%#& sick of poachers! Hunting with a gun anyway is not sporting & most people that call themselves hunters are just killers. They take risky shots & end up wounding deer, leaving the poor thing to suffer either starvation, or being ripped apart alive by coyotes. It makes me sick to hear stories about gun hunting morons "blowing a leg off" or listening to shot after shot, obviously not finding their mark. THROW THE BOOK AT DUSTIN LANGLEY.

-- Posted by Essie on Mon, Dec 19, 2011, at 5:22 PM

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