Tip led to arrest of Balta man for illegally killing deer
Updated 5:37 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Balta man is accused of illegally killing deer after a tip was called in to the state's "Report All Poachers" hotline.
The Minot Daily News reports that Daryl Klein is facing seven counts of unlawful taking of a big game animal. State Game and Fish Department officials say they discovered about 20 dead dear in or near the Klein farmstead.
An affidavit says Klein admitted to killing at least seven deer and likely more. He told investigators he was frustrated because the animals were eating his grain.
Klein is facing a maximum penalty of a year in jail on each charge. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Rugby.
Klein's attorney, William Hartl, did not immediately respond to a phone message left at his office Saturday.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com