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Iowa deputy issued citation for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers


This news story was published on November 28, 2018.
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GREENE COUNTY, IOWA – On November 3, 2018, a DNR Conservation Officer received a call from a man who came upon a scene of a woman who had hit a deer on N Ave. between 185th and 190th streets in Greene County. The man waited for a sheriff’s deputy to arrive. Once the deputy arrived, the man asked the deputy about a salvage tag. Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Kirk Hammer declined to issue him salvage tag.

According to state code, a salvage tag should be first issued to the individuals involved in the accident, and if not interested, then to any bystanders at the scene. A salvage tag was not issued.

Later in the day, the same man drove past the scene and observed Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Kirk Hammer in uniform near the deer cutting the antlers off of the deer with a saw.

When DNR Conservation Officer Nathan Haupert questioned Deputy Hammer, Deputy Hammer admitted to taking the antlers. Officer Haupert met Deputy Hammer at his home and seized the antlers.

Officer Haupert explained to Deputy Hammer that it is unlawful to keep the antlers without a deer tag or salvage permit and with a salvage permit the whole deer would need to be removed from the ditch, not just the antlers.

On November 12, a citation was issued to Deputy Hammer for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers, Iowa Code section 481A.38, with a fine totaling $195.

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9 Responses to Iowa deputy issued citation for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2018 at 1:34 am

    must have been a very good “rack”, I knew a girl once that was that way

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    commen sense manly Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    does this mean I need a tag to pick up shed antlers in my grove?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Who isn’t corrupt any more ? Answer M A G A ‘S !!!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    don’t look now—here comes another flock of WHA WHA’s

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    BFD. Cops break the law too. So do attorneys, politicians and judges Just look at the piss poor example set by Trump.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 29, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      “Just look at the piss poor example set by Trump”. Let’s have some “examples”.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm

        As you like to say ” do your own research dumbass”

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 30, 2018 at 6:19 am

          The Dumb Ass says that because he doesn’t have a answer and as usual just lied.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    another badge thinking he is almighty