Citizens calling into the Target Illinois Poachers Hotline, helped prosecute James Gauley, 24 who has been under investigation since January. Gauley pleaded guilty August 2 to 28 charges against him. He was fined over $18,000 and will not be allowed to hunt or be part of a hunting party for the next 15 years. He was released from jail but will be on probation following the court's orders for the next 30 years, as 26 of the counts have 12 months of probation each and the other 2 counts have 24 month probation periods.
Gauley pleaded guilty to 13 counts of unlawfully taking possession of a deer, three counts of harassing an animal with a vehicle, two counts of illegally hunting deer out of season, four counts of deer hunting permit violation, and one count each of possession of a species killed out of season, illegal hunting of wild turkey, using a license issued to another person, falsifying a record, using a blind or pit in a registered conservation area and possessing a wild bird or animal. From Wqad.com .