A Minooka bowhunter who shot a 36-point buck near Morris in 2009
pleaded guilty to poaching charges Tuesday in Grundy County court.
Christopher Kiernan, 46, was a celebrity in the hunting world
after he took the 36-point non-typical deer scoring 261 5/8 and
valued at $35,000.
But Kiernan pleaded guilty to five
misdemeanors, including the unlawful taking of an 11-point
white-tailed deer without permission, the unlawful taking of a
16-point white-tailed deer without permission, and unlawful hunting
on the land of another without permission.
sentenced to two years of probation and ordered not to hunt during
that time. He also must pay $10,000 in restitution as well as a fine
and court costs of $840.
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