Man Pays for Transporting Deer to South Carolina


James Schaffer of Charleston has paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars after he
pleaded guilty to illegally importing 54 deer in to South Carolina back in 2005.

Our state prohibits the importation of deer largely out of fear of disease transmission,
particularly Chronic
Wasting Disease

Here’s the whole e-mailed press release:

A three year investigation by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) involving the illegal importation
of white-tailed deer into South Carolina has lead to the indictment of individuals
in multiple states. According to documents filed in the District Court of the Southern
District of Ohio, individuals from South Carolina conspired with individuals from
Ohio and elsewhere to illegally import 54 white-tailed deer into South Carolina in
late 2005.

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