(Princeton, IN) - Conservation officers in southern Indiana have busted a gang of teenage animal poachers. Following a six-month investigation, police have filed charges against four juveniles from Illinois, who were allegedly hunting illegally both there and in Indiana.
The four teens are charged with 119 wildlife violations during a two-year span. Authorities say the group killed more than 20 deer. Multiple deer was allegedly shot from trucks, run over by a vehicle, or just beaten and stabbed to death. The hunting violations took place in Gibson County, north of Evansville.