Millersburg man found guilty of poaching faces nearly $30k in fines and loses hunting privileges
Junior L. Troyer, 43, of Millersburg was found guilty of poaching a $27,000 trophy buck after pleading no-contest to five charges. They included providing false information while game checking deer, attaching a game check number to a deer other than the deer it was issued to, taking more than one antlered deer in a license year, possessing deer or deer parts without an attached valid deer tag, and attaching an antlerless deer game check number to an antlered deer.
He was found guilty on all charges in Coshocton Municipal Court and Judge Timothy L. France ordered him to pay $150 for each charge and an additional $87 in court costs. The judge also ordered Troyer to pay restitution to the Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW) in the amount of $27,904.46.
In addition, Troyer will lose his hunting privileges for one year. He will be entered into the Wildlife Violator’s Compact and most likely will lose hunting rights in 46 other states.
One of the DOW’s K-9 members (K-9 Finn )and his handler State Wildlife Officer Jeremy Carter, assigned to Holmes County, located evidence that was crucial to this case.
Originally posted at Lima Ohio by Al Smith on Jan, 11 2019.Click here to return to our blog