Jeff Kerr did not buy a hunting license for the season. He had a good construction job and did not think he would find the time needed to go hunting. Then on a day off a call came from a friend and he found himself on his Grandmother's 40 acres in Lapeer County's Marathon Township, Michigan.
November 20th Kerr and his friend were in the field and spotted a 13 point buck. Kerr's friend shot at the buck twice and missed. Kerr said he could not miss this opportunity so he fired from 10 yards downing the buck.
Kerr left the buck in the field, went and purchased a license, and then came back for the buck.
Someone called the DNR with a tip that Kerr did not have the $15 license when he shot the buck. Conservation officer Ken Kovach interviewed Kerr, and Kerr was honest. He told him he did not have the license when he shot the buck. Kerr had to forfeit the buck. The DNR plans on using the antlers when talking to the public about hunting laws. Kerr faces up to a $1500 fine. From The Republic .