OH: Father, son fined $5K for deer hunting violations
March 16, 2010
Father, son fined $5K for deer hunting violations
MIDDLETOWN - A Middletown father and his son have been ordered to pay
more than $5,000 in restitution costs and fines for deer hunting violations.
Richard S. Hill, 51, of Middletown and Brandon Hill, 28, of Milford,
appeared Tuesday, March 16, in Hillsboro Municipal Court to face various
Richard Hill was charged with hunting without permission, hunting without
a license and failure to temporary tag deer. His son, Brandon, pleaded
guilty to taking deer in a closed season, littering and tagging deer taken
by another hunter.
The charges stem from illegal hunting activity that occurred September
through November 2009, when Brandon Hill shot a deer the day before the
opening of the Ohio archery season in Highland County, according to the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Brandon Hill then checked the deer in at an Adams County check station as
an archery harvest and cut off the deer's head and disposed of the carcass
along a township road, according to ODNR officials.
He also used one of his deer tags to check in a deer shot by his father
on Nov. 3 at an Adams County check station, ODNR's investigation found.
Hillsboro Municipal Court Judge David McKenna ordered Brandon Hill to pay
$5,047.81 in restitution costs, and pay $825 in the Adams County Court for
two charges of providing false information to a check station.
Brandon Hill's sentence also included three years of hunting license
revocation, forfeiture of the bow used to kill the deer and the shoulder
mount of the deer.
His father paid a waiver of $825 in the Hillsboro Municipal Court for his
Return to Hunting Accident Index
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