3 accused in Carlyle Lake Duck poaching case - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

3 accused in Carlyle Lake Duck poaching case

(Source: MGN) (Source: MGN)

VANDALIA, IL (KFVS) - Illinois Conservation Police says three men face charges in connection with a March duck poaching incident at Carlyle Lake Wildlife Management Area near Vandalia.

Steven Dean of Granite City, along with Bradley Peters and Daniel Groves of Wood River, were taken into custody on April 25. All three face felony charges for their alleged involvement in the illegal killing of more than 30 ducks out of season on March 6.

Charges include: Felony resource theft of migratory waterfowl; unlawful possession of freshly killed species during the closed season; wanton waste of migratory waterfowl; unlawful take over the limit of mallard ducks and unlawful take over the limit of northern pintails.

Groves was also charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm when he is ineligible for a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, a class 4 felony.

The illegal killings included northern pintail and mallard species and left several ducks crippled.

“We are grateful to members of the public and to the media for publicizing this case and providing support for our officers,” said Rafael Gutierrez, Chief of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Law Enforcement. “Illinois Conservation Police Officers stand with hunters and conservationists to prevent poaching whenever possible and to find those responsible when it does occur.”

Information that led to the arrests was received through an anonymous tip made to the Illinois T.I.P. (Target Illinois Poachers) hotline at 877-236-7529.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • First Alert: Heavier showers move in early Sunday

    First Alert: Heavier showers move in early Sunday

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:57:15 GMT
    Most of the heavier showers will move in during the early morning hours (Source: KFVS)Most of the heavier showers will move in during the early morning hours (Source: KFVS)

    Lisa Michaels says isolated showers can occur before midnight in southeast Missouri, but it seems that most of the heavier showers will move in during the early morning hours.

    Lisa Michaels says isolated showers can occur before midnight in southeast Missouri, but it seems that most of the heavier showers will move in during the early morning hours.

  • Two families had memorable pitches at SEMO Redhawks game

    Two families had memorable pitches at SEMO Redhawks game

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:42:34 GMT
    Liam Gregory, a heart recipient, hands the ball to the catcher in his ceremonial first pitch.Liam Gregory, a heart recipient, hands the ball to the catcher in his ceremonial first pitch.

    Two memorable first pitches happened at the SEMO Redhawks baseball game on Saturday, April 21.

    Two memorable first pitches happened at the SEMO Redhawks baseball game on Saturday, April 21.

  • 82-year-old injured after crash with semi on I-57 in Williamson Co., IL

    82-year-old injured after crash with semi on I-57 in Williamson Co., IL

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:18:16 GMT
    An 82-year-old man was injured after his car was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois. (Source: Raycom Media)An 82-year-old man was injured after his car was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois. (Source: Raycom Media)
    An 82-year-old man was injured after his car was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois. (Source: Raycom Media)An 82-year-old man was injured after his car was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois. (Source: Raycom Media)

    An 82-year-old man was injured after his car was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois.

    An 82-year-old man was injured after his car was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Delta passenger fined $500 for apple

    Delta passenger fined $500 for apple

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:01:03 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:45:42 GMT
    adlock's healthy snack turned into a tough reality to stomach. (Source: KDVR/CNN)adlock's healthy snack turned into a tough reality to stomach. (Source: KDVR/CNN)

    Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

    Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

  • Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:11:04 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:29:15 GMT

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was Her former attorney.

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was Her former attorney.

Powered by Frankly