November 28, 2016
Vermont State Game Wardens have charged a Williamstown man after he stole a legal buck hanging at another hunter's home.
On November 14, Estey Manning, Jr. of Rood Pond Road reported the theft of his 145 lb. buck to State Police. He had checked it in two days earlier at the Farm and Country Store, a local big game reporting station.
Manning provided a photo of the buck, which had unique antlers, to a game warden.
On the same day Manning discovered his deer was stolen, wardens learned that Joshua B. Young, 26, of Williamstown had taken a similar deer to the same reporting station where Manning had checked in his deer.
Upon further investigation, Young was found in possession of the stolen deer, which he acknowledged he had stolen from Manning.
Young was charged with transporting a deer taken by another person without that person present, a violation of Fish & Wildlife law that carries a fine of $262 and the loss of Young's hunting fishing and trapping privileges for one year. He is scheduled to appear at Orange Superior Court on December 28, 2016.
Media Contact: Col. Jason Batchelder, 802-828-1529
Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: November 28, 2016 15:03:37