CLOVERDALE -- Indiana Conservation Officers have charged a 55-year-old Hendricks County man with taking a wild turkey in closed season Saturday evening after finding him at his home cooking the illegally killed bird.
Tomasik admitted shooting the wild turkey while deer hunting on private property in Putnam County earlier in the day, Officer Wells said.
A concerned hunter reported the incident to conservation officers after encountering Tomasik in the woods west of Cloverdale with the dead turkey.
The fall season for hunting wild turkeys with a firearm closed Oct. 28.
The offense is a Class B misdemeanor punishable with imprisonment up to 180 days and a fine of up to $1,000.
Both the partially cooked turkey and the shotgun used to kill it were seized as evidence from the suspect.
Indiana Conservation Officers encourage citizens to report the unlawful taking of fish and wildlife resources by calling the Turn In a Poacher hot line at 1-800-TIP-IDNR.