That is what WGN-TV is reporting.
The story includes that the deer has twelve points, but not the name of the Wonder Lake man.
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DNR directed me to its Facebook page, where I found the following informaiton:
On January 12th, CPO Todd Semenik concluded an investigation on a hunter from Wonder Lake.
The subject illegally harvested a 12-point buck whitetail deer approximately 42 minutes after legal shooting time and over bait on a large vacant tract of land in McHenry County.
The hunter was issued a $10,000 civil penalty per statue for the assessed value of the protected species and charged the following;
- unlawful take of whitetail deer,
- deer hunting by the aid of bait,
- unlawfully hunting between ½ hour after sunset and ½ hour before sunrise,
- hunting on lands without permission of owner,
- unlawfully archery hunting within 100 yards of an inhabited dwelling(s),
- destroy real property of another while hunting,
- failure to tag deer immediately upon kill,
- no valid deer permit (permit only valid on property where permission to hunt has been obtained), and
- unlawful feeding/baiting of wildlife.
This is the fourth time this hunter had been cited for similar wildlife and trespassing violations by IDNR Conservation Police.
The most recent for hunting with the aid of bait on a different property in early December.
The hunter’s crossbow was seized as evidence and the Department will be seeking forfeiture.
A special thanks to Rodger Brandt, owner of Wayne’s Country Market in Marengo, for waiving all processing fees. The meat will be donated to a needy family in the area.