Conservation Officer Jeff Craig poses with the illegally killed 10-pointer in Upshur County
Conservation Officers with the West Virginia DNR arrested 32-year olds Terry Lynn Pumphrey of Ireland, W.Va. and Heath Brian Foster of Rock Cave, W.Va. after discovering the pair had killed a trophy buck during the early morning hours of August 15th. Officers discovered confiscated the 10-point buck, still in velvet. The deer had been spotlighted and shot in the
The investigation led to guilty pleas by the pair to charges of illegal possession of wildlife, conspiring to violate state game laws, use of an artificial light to take deer, hunting during closed season, carrying a loaded gun in a motor vehicle, and shooting within 500 feet of a residence.