The Michigan Department of Natural Resources led a three-year long investigation. The three men from Burton committed the crimes from 2014-2016.
d taking deer without a license. He was fined $14,220, of which $12,000 will be restitution to the state for the deer that were taken; sentenced to 45 days in jail or community service; and had his hunting license privileges revoked for this year and the next five years.
Joseph’s father Richard Raymond Dykes, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully using a hunting license. He paid $450 in fines and costs, was placed on probation for six months and had his hunting privileges revoked during his probation.
DETROIT – Michigan State Police has a reminder for drivers this season: Don’t veer for deer.
Fifty percent of deer crashes in Michigan occur between October and December. Last year, there were more than 46,000 deer-related crashes in the state that left 14 people dead and injured more than 1,000 others.