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South Carolina Poachers Caught in Iowa

Looks like DNR caught two gentlemen from South Carolina this morning and arrested them in Polk County Iowa according to the jail website (http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/inmatesontheweb/main.aspx)
They are Micheal Sillanpaa of Summerville, SC and Larry Gordon from Goose Creek. They both have several licensing violations against then plus some weapons charges and hunting in a game refuge.

No doubt they will be walking home to South Carolina. (someday)

Chuck S
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South Carolina Poachers Caught in Iowa

You gotta love to see these jerks get caught!

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South Carolina Poachers Caught in Iowa

You got that right. Here is the newspaper report:

Two S.C. men face poaching charges
THE DES MOINES REGISTER

November 10, 2007

Two South Carolina men were held in the Polk County jail this morning, facing several charges of illegal hunting activities in Iowa.

Mike Sillanpaa, 38, of Summerville, S.C., and David Larry Gordon, 38, of North Charleston, S.C. were arrested after an investigation by the Department of Natural Resources and the execution of search warrants on a motel room in Des Moines, a Des Moines residence and a vehicle.

Police seized two freshly killed deer, two shotguns, one high-powered rifle and two cross bows. In addition, mounted deer have been seized in South Carolina and are being sent back to Iowa as part of the investigation.

Charges against the two men include illegal taking of game, illegal use of weapons, possession of deer without deer tags, illegal hunting of deer in state parks, hunting from a motor vehicle and wanton waste for allegedly cutting the heads off of deer and leaving the rest of the carcass.

Sillanpaa and Gordon face more than $30,000 in fines if convicted and the equipment seized is valued at about $5,000.

The DNR is continuing the investigation into the case.