Two Clarke County men pleaded guilty on Nov. 8, to using a rifle to kill four buck deer, removing the heads and leaving the remains in the field in Lucas and Clarke counties.
Cody Wright, 18, confessed to killing three bucks and Brian Pollard, 19, confessed to killing one. They were each charged with wanton waste of deer, taking a deer with a rifle and illegal transportation of deer.
Wright was assessed $435 in fines and $8,000 in liquidated damages. Pollard was assessed $435 in fines and $4,000 in liquidated damages. The DNR seized four sets of antlers and two rifles.
Pollard will perform 80 hours of community service to reduce his liquidated damages by $2,000. Wright will perform 160 hours of community service lowering his liquidated damages to $4,000.
The men requested a hearing to have their rifles returned.