Wisconsin deer poaching investigation leads to five arrests

Wisconsin deer poaching investigation leads to five arrests

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After an investigation that covered months five men in southwest Wisconsin have been arrested for deer poaching. 

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the suspects killed as many as 40 deer before they were arrested and Warden Shawna Stringham says it is one of the largest poaching cases handled by her. 

Stringham told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the men were not looking for food but were just killing for the sake of killing. 

The men were ages were 18 to 57 and the investigation took place in Vernon County along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. 

Jacob Menne, 29, one of the older members of the group received the heaviest penalty. His hunting and fishing license was revoked for 15 years and he also had to pay a $12,000 fine. 

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