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2011-02-17

TPWD GAME WARDEN REPORTS

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Cooler ices case against violator
Polk County Game Warden David Johnson made contact with an individual in a hunting camp on Dec. 4.
During a brief conversation, the man said he had just arrived and was unaware of any deer having been killed that weekend. A check of the camp's skinning rack proved otherwise, but the individual still claimed he didn't know of any deer being taken.
However, an inspection of his ice chest revealed a freshly cleaned deer in a trash bag, with no proof of sex or tag.
After a lengthy interview with the subject and his son, the man admitted killing a buck that did not meet Polk County antler restrictions.
A deer head was retrieved from the woods and several citations were issued. Cases and civil restitution are pending.