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Michigan men arraigned in torture, illegal hunting case from Kalkaska

Nicolas Patnode, 19, of Kalkaska, Mich., poses with an alleged illegal 9-point deer he killed in 2022. Patnode and Zander Garrett face a combined 14 charges including torturing game and taking game from a motor vehicle. (Michigan DNR photo)

Nicholas Patnode, 19, and Zander Garrett, 20, were arraigned earlier this month in Kalkaska County District Court in Kalkaska for multiple wildlife violations that took place throughout Kalkaska County during October-November 2022.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers began the complex investigation in 2022 after receiving a tip through the DNR Report All Poaching hotline. Conservation officers discovered a group of individuals who had committed multiple wildlife crimes, including several counts of shooting deer from a motor vehicle, game-tagging violations and animal cruelty charges.

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