SPRINGFIELD — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says a teenager is facing deer poaching charges that he and a juvenile shot a 4-point buck at night.
Game Warden Stephen Majeski says he received a report Sunday night from a landowner on Missing Link Road in Springfield that he’d seen a vehicle back into his driveway, illuminating a field on the other side of the road and then heard a gunshot.
Majeski found the dead buck and waited nearby in the woods.
About 20 minutes later he arrested 18-year-old Bruce Wells and the juvenile, both of Rockingham. A deer rifle was seized during the investigation.
If convicted, Wells will be subject to fines and restitution of up to $3,000. He could also lose his hunting license for up to three years.MORE IN Southern VermontIn honor of the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, Brattleboro veterans are putting... Full Story
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