Hunter’s Record Book Buck Was Illegal

Posted: 12/07/2012 in Hunting, Legal, News, Real Avid, Regulations, Trophy, Whitetail Deer
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(I saw this on Dan Schmidt’s Twitter feed this morning @DanSchmidtDeer)

From Deer & Deer Hunting magazine

austin-spain-inAn Indiana man has admitted to illegally killing a 16-point whitetail buck that could meet criteria for Boone and Crockett record standards.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials said Austin M. Spain, 21, of Lynn, Ind., admitted to killing the buck after already killing one earlier in the Indiana season. Hunters in Indiana are allowed to kill just one buck per season.

The Indianapolis Star reported that Spain shot the buck the weekend of Nov. 17-18, but already had killed a buck. Indiana DNR officials said during its investigation that Spain admitted illegally killing the deer after initially saying it had been killed in Michigan. State officials did not say what prompted the investigation.

Read the rest at Deer & Deer Hunting magazine.






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