IL: Illegal deer hunting costs Kankakee man big bucks
February 28, 2013
Weldon "Jesse" Bean pleaded guilty to illegally hunting without
permission, illegally taking a white-tailed buck with a rifle,
illegally hunting within 300 yards of a dwelling, illegal possession
of a white-tailed deer, failure to immediately tag the deer upon
kill, illegal transportation of an uncased bow on an ATV and invalid
archery deer permit. Each charge carried a fine of $692 for a
total of $4,774.
Bean has to pay another $5,226 for the
value of the deer. The deer hide, meat and antlers along with Bean's
equipment was awarded to District 3 of the Illinois Department of
Natural Resources, based in Will County.
co-defendant, Raymond Drazen, of St. Anne, pleaded guilty to
illegally taking a white-tailed deer with a rifle and illegal
possession of a white-tailed deer and received $500 worth of fines
for both charges. His Remington 700 and .308 rifle and scope were
taken by the IDNR.
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