A Michigan family who hunted deer in Iowa (and took some big bucks) won't be doing that for a while, after their little scam got found out. According to the Des Moines Register, the Heberts - Leo Hebert, his two sons and two grandsons, took 19 deer in Iowa (17 of them bucks - all of them big enough to mount) during the last 16 years. They hunted on a private farm in Iowa, with resident tags supplied by the owners - who traded them for "fishing opportunities" in Michigan (I'm not sure what that means, but...)

Deer tags cost Iowa resident landowners two dollars apiece. For a nonresident, after buying your hunting license and deer tag (IF you get a buck tag in the lottery drawing), you're looking at $400+.

Somebody caught wind of the situation and turned them in. (My guess is somebody in the family got a HUGE buck and that set the wheels turning)

The Michiganders had to pay a fine of $51,000 and had to give up the 17 mounts and the bows used to take the deer.

So, don't get busted - just buy the tags. Or, move to Iowa if the hunting's that good.

Here's the story.

 

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