OH: Hunter fined for killing too many antlered deer in one season
July 8, 2010
Hunter fined for killing too many antlered deer in one season
PARMA, Ohio - A Parma man convicted of illegally killing two antlered
deer in the 2009 deer hunting season must pay restitution, according to the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Gary Blakeney, 24, was ordered to pay $5,746.30 in fines, restitution,
and additional court costs, serve five years probation, and have his hunting
privileges suspended for three years. In addition, both deer were forfeited
to the State of Ohio. Blakeney pleaded no contest in the Parma Municipal
According to the ODNR, "If a hunter kills an antlered deer on a
controlled hunt, he or she may not kill another antlered deer during the
same license year in Ohio."
The ODNR Division of Wildlife's revised restitution law went into effect
in March 2008. The law allows the Division of Wildlife to seek an increased
recovery value on all illegally harvested wildlife, according to a news
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