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Deer hunter pleads guilty to harassment and overlimit (March 19, 2009)
A Crosby man recently pleaded guilty to taking an overlimit of deer and hunter harassment in incidents that occurred last November in Crow Wing State Forest.
Roy P. Thatcher, 40, had his hunting privileges revoked for three years and was ordered to pay nearly $1,300 in fines and restitution for his actions.
Thatcher also had his rifle confiscated and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, stayed for one year if he does not commit similar violations.
Thatcher was accused of stealing a tree stand, leaving a threatening note on a stand on what he claimed was private property, and taking an additional deer during the firearm deer season.
Those who witness a game or fish violation in Minnesota are encouraged to report the incident to the state's Turn In Poachers hotline at 800-652-9093.
Paul K. "aim small, miss small"