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Three La. men accused of poaching deer in Iowa

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Posted: Oct 12, 2010 3:06 PM by Russell Jones
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Topics: louisiana, deer, hunting, poaching, illegal, wbrz, baton, rouge, iowa

Three men from Louisiana are facing thousands of dollars in fines after Iowa authorities say they used illegal tags and permits to hunt deer in the state.

Wildlife officers filed multiple charges against Jamie Rogers of Angie, Jeffrey Talley of Baton Rouge and Michael Talley of Jennings, after several tips were made to an Iowa poaching hotline.

Conservation Officer Joe Fourdyce said since 2008, Rogers had rented a home in Lee County, Iowa, in order to claim residency in the state even though he didn’t live there. He also allegedly hunted and killed at least three turkeys and four deer, including one trophy-sized buck. Rogers was charged with falsifying a driver’s license, perjury and theft by deception, and faces fines and damages totaling almost $67,000.

Jeffrey Talley was also accused this month of renting property to falsely claim residency, and charged with illegally harvesting deer. He faces more than $5,600 dollars in fines and damages.

Michael Talley was charged with not having the proper licenses to hunt deer in Iowa, and faces fines totaling almost $1,200.

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