Indiana hunter attempted to dodge rule by freezing ‘buck of a lifetime’

Photo provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

HOLLAND, Ind. (AP) — Conservation officers say a southwestern Indiana man illegally killed a deer most hunters “would consider a buck of a lifetime,” but hoped he might skirt a rule by freezing it for later.

The state Department of Natural Resources says 56-year-old Mark Gill violated Indiana’s one-buck rule by taking a non-typical 20-point buck with more than 200 inches of antler during the 2016 season after already taking a buck earlier in the archery season.

Conservation officers say the Holland man froze the second buck until the 2017 season before checking it in with officials.

Gill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of unlawful taking of a white-tailed deer and providing false information.

His plea agreement with Dubois County prosecutors includes a 2-year suspension of his hunting license and 100 hours of community service.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.