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Two Waterloo men charged with illegally killing antlered deer

WATERLOO – On Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:26 a.m., Iowa Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Bureau was contacted by the Waterloo Police Department after they conducted a traffic stop of two males who had illegally killed two antlered deer that were still in velvet.

A DNR Conservation Officer responded and charged Paul Lu, 31, and Kyaw Wahny, 19, both of Waterloo, with a total of 14 charges related to this case, totaling $2,244. It has been requested that each of the men pay $4,000 for liquidated damages for the deer.

“This case was a phenomenal demonstration of agencies working together to put an end to illegal deer poaching,” said DNR Conservation Officer Dakota Drish. ”These two men would likely not have been caught if it weren't for the diligence of the Waterloo police officers.”  

Kyaw Wahny was charged with: 

  • Shooting firearm over water, highway or railroad right-of-way
  • Hunting deer without a valid deer license or tag
  • Hunting without a valid hunting license 
  • Hunting without paying the habitat fee
  • Taking deer out of season
  • Taking deer with a prohibited rifle. 
  • Warning for using an automobile to hunt deer
  • Warning for hunting by artificial light

Paul Lu was charged with: 

  • Shooting firearm over water, highway or railroad right-of-way
  • Hunting deer without a valid deer license or tag
  • Hunting without a valid hunting license 
  • Hunting without paying the habitat fee
  • Taking deer out of season
  • Taking deer with a prohibited rifle. 
  • Using an automobile to hunt deer
  • Hunting by artificial light

 

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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