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North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations

TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa - On Wednesday, November 7, Iowa DNR Conservation Officers Andrea Bevington and Adam Arnold were checking hunters in deer camps in Taylor County when they observed one group of hunters with an untagged deer.  After interviewing the hunters, the conservation officers uncovered numerous hunting violations including falsifying residency and hunting with Missouri deer licenses in Iowa. 

The following defendants were charged and pled guilty in court:

Davis Dunlap, 39, of Willow Spring, North Carolina pled guilty to one (1) count of no non-resident any-sex deer bow license and one (1) count of no non-resident antlerless deer bow license with fines totaling over $1,250.

Nathan Granger, 29, of DeQuincy, Louisiana pled guilty to one (1) count of illegal take of an antlerless deer and one (1) count of no non-resident antlerless deer bow license.  Fines and liquidated damages totaled over $2,090 plus condemnation of a bow and other hunting equipment.

Ralph Thompson, 52, of Dry Creek, Louisiana pled guilty to two (2) counts of illegal take of an antlerless deer, one (1) count of false claim of resident deer license and one (1) count of no non-resident any-sex deer bow license.  Fines and liquidated damages totaled over $4,400 plus condemnation of a bow and other hunting equipment.

Clint Bushnell, 27, of Dry Creek, Louisiana pled guilty to one (1) count of illegal take of an antlered deer (over 150 pts), one (1) count of illegal take of an antlerless deer and one (1) count of no non-resident any-sex deer license.  Fines and liquidated damages totaled over $11,200 plus condemnation of a bow and other hunting equipment. 

Total fines, liquidated damages and equipment condemned exceeded $23,600.   Four deer were donated to the DNR HUSH program.

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