Des Moines, Iowa – An Iowa man and two men from Minnesota have pleaded guilty to multiple hunting violations involving deer. Conservation officer, Virginia Schulte, says the charges stem from an investigation that started in Emmet and Kossuth counties back in 2015 after they got a call from the landlord of one of the men.
20-year-old Seth Norland of Ledyard, 45-year-old Michael Paschke of Worthington Minnesota and 21-year-old Dakota Isebrand of Sherburn, Minnesota pleaded guilty to 58 wildlife violations after investigators determined they did not have licenses to hunt deer. Schulte says they found deer and deer parts at the residence.
She says the men used illegal hunting methods.
The charges included illegally taking deer, abandonment of wildlife, hunting by artificial light, having no deer license or tag and illegal possession of deer.
The three men were given fines and court costs in Kossuth County that totaled 11-thousand-538 dollars and a 25-thousand dollar civil penalty. They also were fined and assessed court costs of 15-hundred-30 dollars in Emmet County and were given a 10-thousand dollar civil penalty. Each man also lost his hunting privileges for 25 years; three years from the D-N-R for being a multiple offender and 22 years by court ordered suspension. This Iowa suspension also prohibits them from hunting in any of the 44 states that are members of the Wildlife Violator Compact.