Last update: December 17, 2005
Several hunting club members are accused of killing antlerless deer
and taking more deer than allowed in the Ocala National Forest, state
wildlife officials said.
Six members of the hunting group Astor Disaster Scrub Crew are facing
numerous charges after officers investigated tips about illegal hunting
in Lake County, said Lt. Gregg Eason of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Additional charges are pending in Volusia County against two
juveniles for taking deer at night using a gun and spotlight, and a
grandfather for destroying evidence, Eason said.
Jacob Dylan Harper, 19. And Berry Dewayne Harper, 28, both from
DeLeon Springs; and Frank Paul Lalashius, 28, Lonnie Christopher
Gregory, 25, and Nathan Jacob Lalashius, 25, all from DeLeon Springs,
were arrested on charges stemming from taking illegal deer. A
17-year-old man was also charged with possession of illegal deer and
This is the second round of charges wildlife officers have filed in a
crackdown on illegal hunting in the Ocala National Forest. The first
round came earlier this month when officers charged two men from Orange
City with a total of six illegal deer-hunting violations.
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