Eight charged in alleged poaching ring

Jackson, Ohio – A total of eight individuals have been issued
114 summonses for wildlife crimes following a two month
investigation into an alleged local poaching ring. 

The suspects are accused of poaching deer and wild turkey in
Jackson and Gallia counties, according to the DNR Division of
Wildlife.

Wildlife officials were assisted by the Ohio State Highway
Patrol, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Gallia County
Sheriff’s Office last Saturday in executing four search warrants,
four arrest warrants and issuing summonses.  Officials seized
white-tailed deer mounts and antlers, wild turkey parts, firearms
and all-terrain vehicles.

Wildlife officials began investigation of the suspects as a
result of several complaints from local hunters and anonymous TIP’s
called into the “Turn In a Poacher” hotline (1800-POACHER).

An updated list of charges include:

• Jackie W. Farley II, 33, of Thurman – Hunting without
permission (five charges), failure to attach a temporary tag to
deer (four charges), loaded firearm in a motor vehicle (three
charges), failure to permanently check deer (four charges), hunting
deer after sunset, attempt to take deer over limit (three charges),
taking deer over season limit, taking second antlered buck in a
season, taking third antlered buck in a season, shooting from a
public roadway, possession of untagged deer parts (two charges),
possession of untagged wild turkey parts (six charges), possession
of uncertified ginseng, and litter.

• Carl E. Perry, 55, of Thurman – Possession of untagged deer
parts (two charges), possession of untagged deer parts (15
charges), possession of a non-game bird, possession of illegal deer
(two charges), hunting without permission (four charges), failure
to attach a temporary tag to deer, failure to permanently check
deer, provide false information to a check station, and possession
of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle (two charges).

• Carl A. Perry, 22, of Thurman – Hunting without permission
(two charges), failure to attach a temporary tag to deer, loaded
firearm in a motor vehicle, tagging the deer of another, and
possession of untagged deer parts.

• Michael E. Perry, 32, of Vinton – Aiding a juvenile offender
(two charges), failure to temporary tag a deer, failure to
permanently check deer, possession of untagged deer parts (six
charges) and possession of untagged wild turkey parts (29
charges).

• Gary L. Duty, 60, of Bethel – Hunting without permission.

• Terry L. Farley, 57 of Vinton – Possession of untagged deer
parts.

• Dan Young, 44 of Troy – Failure to temporary tag a deer.

• Trevor S. Mullins, 20 of Vinton – Shoot from a roadway, taking
deer with an illegal firearm, hunting with the aid of a motor
vehicle, and failure to temporary tag a deer (two charges).

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