From The Intelligencer:
A photograph published on the front page of The Intelligencer’s Nov. 24 edition led West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officials to bring poaching charges against a Brooke County hunter.
The photo showed Raymond Allen Owens of Bethany sitting in the back of a sport utility vehicle with a 16-point trophy buck he claimed to have shot the morning of Nov. 23 – the first day of deer firearms season in West Virginia – on his property along W.Va. 88.
Problem is, authorities say he later admitted to killing the buck without a license on someone else’s property. They also suspect he spotlighted the deer the night before opening day.