ECOs catch night-time hunter with bait

On Monday, Oct. 23, state Department of Environmental Conservation officer George LaPoint received a second tip about a hunter shooting at deer from a second story window of his home.

ECOs LaPoint and Alan Brassard responded to the suspect’s home and immediately noticed a pile of corn and a salt lick. Upon inspection, the two officers noticed some blood near the bait and saw a four-point buck hanging in the man’s garage.

The man was interviewed and presented with evidence and admitted to shooting the deer. He was charged with taking deer with the aid of artificial light, hunting after hours, taking deer over bait and feeding deer within 300 feet of the road. His gun and the deer were both seized and he could face additional charges. The suspect is due in Horicon town court on Nov. 22.