SCDNR: Man arrested for illegal deer hunting in multiple counties

Illegal deer hunting
Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 11:45 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2023 at 7:06 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - This week the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) served a search warrant alongside officers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to a suspect in Greenville County.

A large law enforcement presence was on Yown Road on Wednesday.

Officials said the suspect was charged in Spartanburg County with five counts of night hunting deer, two counts of hunting out of season and one count of possession of a beheaded deer.

In Anderson County, SCDNR said the suspect was also charged with night hunting deer, illegal take of deer on Wildlife Management Area and possession of a firearm.

The USFWS charged the suspect with felony possession of a firearm. The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.

This is an ongoing investigation.