Man Bolts Antlers to Dead Doe, Gets $400 Fine, 10 Days in Jail

I just think this is too funny:

Man Bolts Antlers to Dead Doe, Gets $400 Fine, 10 Days in Jail

Saturday, March 14, 2009,2933,509222,00.html
**BURLINGTON, Vt. — **A man who bolted antlers to the head of a dead doe and posed for a photograph with the deer was fined $400 and jailed for game violations.
Marcel Fournier, 19, shot the deer the evening of Nov. 22 and used lag bolts and epoxy to attach a 10-point rack, officials said. He then checked in the kill as lawful game at Barnie’s Market.
It’s illegal to kill an antlerless deer, and it’s also illegal to hunt at night.
The Concord resident admitted to the killing and led a game warden to the deer’s remains after an anonymous caller alerted authorities. Fournier said he had “quite a time” drilling and fastening the antlers, authorities said.
Game warden David Gregory said the antlers didn’t look or feel right.
“When you grabbed them, you’d feel movement,” he said.
Col. David LeCours, chief warden of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the size of the antlers relative to the size of the deer seemed off.
“Something wasn’t natural about them, in addition to the fact that they weren’t natural,” he said.
Fournier was sentenced to 10 days in jail Feb. 18 for taking a deer in a closed season. He won’t qualify for a state hunting, fishing or trapping license for at least three years.
LeCours said add-on antlers are the stuff of legend, but that it’s the first documented case of it in Vermont.

Such a petty thing he did, and he received his just reward! Makes for a good real-life parable about sin and hell, too.

I received a citation once for ‘hunting too close to a roadway’. In IL you can hunt only outside of the telephone wires, and I was carrying a loaded shotgun to my van parked between the poles and the roadway. Class 4 misdemeanor, by the way.

Some bow hunter turned me in so I have bad relations with bow hunters to this day.

glad to see him busted. people like this make sporting hunters look bad.

The proper term for this guy is POACHER.

techinically i didnt call him anything but him. you are however very correct. he is a criminal that got caught. hopefully he wont do it again and others will avoid doing it because of his punishment.

what i dont undestand is how he got caught in the first place. why take the pictures?

He took it to Barnie’s Market and probably the butcher called the game warden. Why he didn’t take it to his garage and butcher it there I don’t know. But screwing horns on it then taking it to a butcher shop out of season this guy’s not the brightest bulb in the knife drawer either.

When I was a kid my old man hit a deer with the truck and if he would have reported it game warden would take the deer. So he put in back of the truck and butchered in the garage. We needed meat.

They gave the meat to the poor we were poor but not poor enough.

Top candidate for nitwit of the year! Dumbest thing I ever heard of…

I love dumb criminal jokes :slight_smile:

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