Colorado Parks and Wildlife has filed charges against two juveniles from the Paonia area in connection with the illegal killing of a deer in late October.
Because the two are under the age of 18, their names are not being released.
"This is a very unfortunate incident for these two young men," said J. Wenum, area wildlife manager. "They made some poor choices for which there will be consequences. Hopefully, they and others will learn from their mistakes."
Fines for each youngster could reach $4,000 and both face possible loss of their hunting and fishing privileges.
The charges stem from the killing of a buck deer with a rifle at 3 a.m. on Oct. 20 in a rural subdivision in Delta County. Neighbors contacted local law enforcement after hearing shooting and observing the activity.
One juvenile faces the following charges: unlawful taking of wildlife, unlawful taking of a mule deer without a proper and valid license, unlawful hunting in a careless manner, unlawful hunting while under hunting license suspension, and unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle. Except for the "hunting under suspension" charge, the other juvenile faces the same charges.
Because of the seriousness of the charges, both juveniles received a summons requiring them to appear in Delta County Court.blog comments powered by Disqus