Wardens arrest man for taking biggest buck in 20 years

STAMFORD — Vermont game wardens say the biggest buck shot in the state in more than 20 years was shot a day after the close of the November rifle hunting season.
Wardens say they received a tip that 47-year-old Jim Smith, of Stamford, was seen removing the 10-point buck from the woods on Nov. 26. The 2012 rifle deer hunting season ended Nov. 25.
Last month Smith told wardens he’d taken the deer believing the season was still open.
Smith was charged with taking deer in closed season.
Curtis Smiley of the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club says the buck was one of the largest deer killed in the state in more than 20 years. It had a score of more than 165 on the Boone and Crockett antler scoring system.

2 Responses to Wardens arrest man for taking biggest buck in 20 years

  1. Why was the size of the killed animal reported? You’re just giving this criminal more publicity. Do you really believe Smith didn’t know when it’s hunting season and when it isn’t? He should have his license revoked. He should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law-not given back-hand kudos for his crime, and certainly not be let off the hook for claiming not to know what day it was. Pathetic.

    • @VtAnimaLover  I like your comment, VtAnimaLover.. What with the lenient punishments for people who abuse and kill animals in VT, he prob. isn’t too worried.    I pray one day things will change for the better for animals in this state, and in the entire world.

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