BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man who bolted antlers to the head of a dead deer and posed for a photograph with it has been fined $400 and jailed for game violations.
Officials say 19-year-old Marcel Fournier, of Concord, shot the doe Nov. 22, used lag bolts and epoxy to fasten a 10-point rack to it and checked in the kill as lawful game at Barnie's Market.
Fournier admitted what he'd done and led a game warden to the remains after an anonymous caller alerted authorities. On Feb. 18, he was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
Col. David LeCours, chief warden of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, says add-on antlers are the stuff of legend, but that it's the first documented case of it in Vermont.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com
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