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Dec 24, 2012 11:29 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center

Montana man facing deer poaching charges

GREAT FALLS - A Great Falls man is facing six misdemeanor charges for shooting a buck white-tailed deer in early December south on town.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say that Taylor J. Kaul, 19, has admitted to shooting the deer illegally.

FWP game warden Brett Logan says the case started with a TIPMONT call.

Kaul was driving south of Great Falls on December 4th when he spied the buck in a field by Highland Cemetery and started shooting, Logan says.

Kaul killed the animal, then returned later that night and cut off the head, leaving the carcass.

Kaul has been charged with hunting during a closed season, second offense; hunting while his privilege to hunt was revoked; hunting from a public road way; unlawful possession; waste of a game animal; and obstructing a peace officer.

Kaul was convicted of shooting a deer east of Great Falls near Widow Coulee Fishing Access Site in March of 2012, causing Kaul to lose his hunting privileges for one year.

Logan says that if Kaul is convicted of hunting while his privileges were revoked he could spend from five days to six months in jail and also faces $4,910 in fines and restitution.

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