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Pickaway County – New York Man Arrested for Illegally Hunting Deer in Deer Creek State Park


PICKAWAY – A 51-Year Old man was arrested and charged with several violations including killing a deer illegally in Pickaway County.

According to ODNR, during the 2023 white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting season, State Wildlife Officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, responded to a complaint of hunting without permission at Deer Creek State Park.

Officer Teders contacted a group of New York hunters. One individual was found to be hunting without the required hunter orange and was issued a summons. Officer Teders later discovered that the individual was under a hunting license revocation in Ohio and had created a fake customer ID to purchase a license. The individual had harvested a buck, failed to game-check the deer, and had written the wrong harvest date on the deer’s field tag.

The individual identified as Robert Lamoureaux was arrested and transported to the Pickaway County Jail. The offender was charged for not wearing orange during a deer gun season, with two counts of hunting under the wildlife violator compact for deer harvested during the 2021 and 2022 seasons, and for deterring a wildlife officer. An antlered deer was seized as evidence. 

Since then Lamoreaux has posted bail, but will face charges in court.