Log in

Game wardens make arrest in illegally killed 13-point buck


Sponsored by ChanceyBanner Aug17

Featured Cpl. Tim Hutto and Game Warden Luke Rabun display the rack of a 13-point buck allegedly killed illegally in Willacoochee. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Tim Hutto and Game Warden Luke Rabun display the rack of a 13-point buck allegedly killed illegally in Willacoochee.

Late last week, Department of Natural Resources officers made an arrest after a 13-point buck was allegedly shot and killed from a roadway in Willacoochee.

According to a post on the DNR’s Facebook page, game warden Luke Rabun received a tip that a 13-point buck had been shot from a vehicle on Nov. 26 in Willacoochee. Rabun investigated the incident and he, along with Cpl. Tim Hutto, gained a confession from a passenger in the vehicle as well as the alleged shooter.

On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, they executed two arrest warrants for hunting from a vehicle and hunting big game from a public road. According to law enforcement officials in Atkinson County, Nick Hoopiiaina allegedly shot the deer. Rabun and Hutto recovered the rack of the deer.

Login to post comments

david tire   tanner