TV Host D’Acquisto Pleads Guilty To Deer Hunting Violation

Andrae D'Acquisto, former owner of Lone Wolf Treestands and current owner of Lone Wolf Productions, which produces Whitetail Addiction TV, is hailed as one of the most innovative whitetail hunters of our time. Proof that his out-of-the-box tactics work lie in his nearly 30 P&Y bucks, including 4 net booners. . . or so it has been assumed. And while that assumption may indeed be correct, the fact that he has just pled guilty to hunting deer without a valid license in Illinois will no doubt cast suspicion on his accomplishments.

We don't yet have all the details, and we're working on getting more information on the whole situation, but this is what has been reported so far.

From the Illinois Outdoor News:
_U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced today that five hunters, including Andrae D'Acquisto - the original owner of Lone Wolf Treestands - and his son Cody D'Aquisito, entered into a plea agreement in a Menard County courtroom relating to baiting charges filed in 2009. The DNR and USFWS investigation documented that the Menard County property hunted by Andrae D'Acquisto, 49, and his associates had been unlawfully baited during the 2009 archery deer season. In the plea agreement, both subjects pled guilty to hunting without a valid Illinois license and habitat stamp and each was fined a total of $2,068. The remaining charges, including hunting deer by the aid of bait, contribute to unlawful baiting and making salt and mineral available for deer were dismissed.
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It is not the first time D'Acquisto has run into trouble. Also from the above article:
_In 2005, Andrae D'Acquisto was cited for fraudulently obtaining Illinois resident hunting licenses, resident deer permits and providing false information to obtain an Illinois driver's license in Cass County. D'Acquisto ultimately pled guilty to an amended charge of obstructing a peace officer and was fined a total of $2,000 in Cass County.
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