T hree people have been convicted of poaching after the illegal killing of a white-tailed deer buck in Maumee last Thanksgiving.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources say the deer was poached by three individuals at night with a crossbow. They say a 10-point buck that had been a frequent resident of Maumee's Side Cut Metro Park was killed near a sidewalk in a yard near St. Joseph's Church and school.
The buck is believed to have been shot from a vehicle, according to ODNR.
Zachary Jarrell, of Perrysburg, has been found guilty of four violations from the Division of Wildlife and two charges from the city of Maumee. He will serve 10 days of electronic home monitoring after having 110 days of his sentence suspended, pending no other violations for three years. He has also been ordered to pay $800 in restitution and $593 in court costs. He must serve 60 hours of community service and forfeit the crossbow used in the crime. His hunting license has been suspended for three years in Ohio and all states of the Wildlife Offender Compact.
Nicholas Boggs, of Rossford, and Allison Swift, of Perrysburg, were also charged in the poaching incident for helping Jarrell. They have each paid $198 in fines.
The public is encouraged to report wildlife violations through the Turn-In-A-Poacher (TIP) Program. Calls regarding wildlife violations can be placed anonymously at 1-800-POACHER (800-762-2437).