TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A Terre Haute man is accused of poaching multiple white-tailed deer.
Indiana Conservation Officers arrested Clint D. Lawson, 30, of Terre Haute, Sunday on a warrant stemming from charges related to multiple counts of illegal taking of white-tailed deer.
An investigation into Lawson’s alleged illegal hunting activities began in January 2018.
Indiana Conservation Officers seized three sets of white-tailed deer antlers from Lawson in June 2018. According to Lawson, the antlers scored 171”, 181 3/8” and 185 7/8.”
The size and quality of the antlers were used by officers to assess respective fair market values at $1,700, $2,300, and $2,300, estimated conservatively, at the low end of the pricing spectrum.
As a result of the estimated combined value of the deer, three additional charges of theft were filed.
Lawson was taken to the Vigo County Jail and held on a $10,000 bond.