Group charged with poaching

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three adults and two juveniles illegally killed at least 17 deer - including yearlings - in Flagler County.

The three adults - 18-year-old Tracy Coates, 18-year-old Dalton Lanich and 22-year-old Dustin Sanders - were arraigned on multiple charges related to deer poaching on Tuesday.

The two juveniles also face charges.

State wildlife officials received a complaint the night before Thanksgiving claiming people were hunting on private land without permission.

An investigation found violations that included hunting deer at night using a light, shooting deer out of season, shooting does and yearlings, shooting deer from roadways and abandoning carcasses with little meat taken.

Officials found a total of 57 violations spanning several months.

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