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October 22, 2009

Two Men Arrested for Deer Poaching in VT and NY

WATERBURY, VT -- Two Fair Haven, Vermont men have been arrested in Vermont and New York in connection with a two-week long deer poaching spree in West Haven, Vermont and Hampton, New York.

On October 16, 2009 Vermont State Game Warden Robert Sterling began investigating Mr. Chad Foster of Fair Haven for allegedly hunting while his Vermont hunting privileges were revoked. Warden Sterling was told by New York Department of Environmental Conservation Officer Ben Bremlage that he was investigating an unnamed Juvenile from Fair Haven in connection with a deer shooting at night on October 15th.

Warden Sterling interviewed the Juvenile and learned the two men allegedly were involved in several deer shooting violations in both states. The investigation revealed the two men had attempted to take a deer by the use of the juvenile’s car lights and a gun in West Haven, Vermont and had attempted the same thing on two separate occasions in Hampton, New York.

Both men have been charged in Vermont with taking wild deer by illegal means. Numerous charges are also pending in New York. Mr. Foster was also charged with an assault in an unrelated case.

“Please contact a Vermont State Game Warden immediately when you see or hear about a poaching violation, no matter what time of day or night,” said Chief Game Warden Col David LeCours. “Wardens can be reached quickly through a Vermont State Police radio dispatcher.”

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: October 22, 2009 15:13:40