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WI: Three convicted of illegally shining deer

November 9, 2012

From GazetteExtra.com

JANESVILLE Three Rock County men will be paying fines, losing hunting licenses and serving jail time after being convicted of illegally shining deer, according to a news release from the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement.
 
-- Joshua Beyer, 23, Janesville, of seven counts of illegally shining seven deer. He was ordered to pay about $15,000 in fines and serve one year in jail. He will lose his hunting licenses for 21 years.
 
-- Christopher Kummer, 22, Milton, of seven counts of illegally shining deer. He was ordered to pay $3,000 and serve 30 days in jail and three years of probation. He will lose his hunting licenses for 21 years.
 
-- Chris Taylor, 20, Evansville, of two counts of illegally shining deer. He was ordered to pay $2,200, but he was not ordered to jail. He will lose his hunting licenses for six years.
 
A Rock County Sheriff's Office deputy saw the men shining deer in December 2011, according to the news release. They were in possession of firearms, according to the news release.
 
A multi-month investigation indicated the men were most often shining and shooting deer in the Arbor Ridge Subdivision near County A west of Janesville. The men likely shot and missed or shot and killed many more deer, according to the news release.

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