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Pair Cited for Poaching Deer

Posted on Oct 6, 2010 - 10:35 AM
Pair cited for poaching deer

Times Argus Staff Report - Published: September 25, 2010

WATERBURY – Two Braintree men have been arrested for poaching deer on the Stock Farm Road in Randolph.

State Game Wardens say Jeremy Illsley, 31, and George Hoyt, 39, were arrested on Sept. 22, 2010 for poaching the deer out of season.

Game warden Keith Gallant said he received information and discovered parts of a freshly killed, butchered deer in a field off Howard Hill Road in Braintree. Subsequent investigation led to Mr. Illsley’s residence where evidence of the deer was discovered and venison was recovered.

In addition to charges related to deer poaching, Mr. Hoyt was also cited for operating a motor vehicle while criminally suspended.

Deer poaching carries a fine of up to $500 for the first offense and up to $1000 for each subsequent offense. Penalties also include restitution of up to $1000 for each deer and imprisonment of up to 60 days, as well as forfeiture of the rifle used to take the deer and the vehicle used to transport the deer.

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