Deer poachers arrested in local sweep

MIDDLEBURYVermont game wardens announced that they arrested six people following what was called a deer poaching spree in Addison County last week. According to state game officials, wardens charged Justin Billings, age 20, George Devoid, age 22, Nathan Dearing, age 20, and an unidentified 17-year-old with illegally shooting five deer. The poaching incident took place in early August. The men could face up to $1,000 in fines and 60 days in jail for each deer; they are likely to lose their hunt privileges in Vermont for the next three years. Wardens also said that two other Addison County men will likely face charges for possessing illegal deer meat.

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