The Department of Natural Resources’ West Virginia Wall of Shame will have another trophy buck to hang following an the arrest of a Logan County man for illegally killing a trophy buck deer in Logan County.
According to Lt. Bobby Cales of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section, Camron Stover of Lake admitted in Logan County magistrate court to killing two antlered deer in Logan County in violation of wildlife regulations. Stover had already killed one antlered deer in Logan County during archery season, the legal limit.
DNR Natural Resources Police Officers responded to a tip on Nov. 17 of the illegal second kill, and upon questioning, Stover admitted to killing the second deer with a bow on Nov. 16. Logan County has a one-buck bag limit per year and no deer firearm hunting season.
Stover was issued citations for exceeding the season bag limit, illegal possession of wildlife, hunting after killing legal deer, and failure to check game. Because the buck exceeded an inside spread exceeding 20 inches, he will have to pay the enhanced penalty of $2,500 in addition to the $200 replacement fee and any associated fines and court costs.
The 11-point buck had a gross score of 180 2/8 and a net score of 169 3/8.