Over $9,000 fine for shooting a deer in Tennessee


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency delivered a report on their Facebook page. Clarence Robertson of New Market, shot an 11-point buck from his garage on Thanksgiving morning. The deer was in a grassland crosswise over Piedmont Road where, the TWRA report states, Robertson did not have authorization to chase. The report said he drove his truck into the field and recovered the deer. Jefferson County Wildlife Officer Wayne Rich later grabbed the deer. Rich called it “the biggest buck I’ve ever seen in Jefferson County.”

The punishment was surveyed by state law altered in 2015 to approve a $1,000 fine to poach a creature considered big game, including deer, bear, elk and turkey. For a white-followed deer with at least 11 prong focuses, an extra $750 punishment is forced for every horn point, as per the law’s compensation scale. The revised enactment was campaigned for by a coalition of occupants in Lincoln and Moore provinces, who contended that poaching, particularly on private grounds, was turning into a wellbeing issue for property proprietors.

Robertson confessed in Jefferson County General Sessions Court on Tuesday to shooting a deer over an open street and on property where he didn’t have authorization, as indicated by TWRA. He was requested to pay $9,250 in compensation, in addition to a $50 fine and $269 in court costs. Robertson’s chasing benefits have been suspended until all fines and compensation are paid.

Robertson couldn’t be gone after remark Thursday. The property proprietor where the deer was shot declined to remark. The Jefferson County High School Future Farmers of America paid for the deer to be handled and given the meat to philanthropy through the Hunters for the Hungry program. The cover up and horns were given to the proprietor of the property from where the deer was taken.