Four Charged in Chittenden County Deer Poaching Case

11 December 2019

Four Chittenden County men have been charged by Vermont State Game Wardens for poaching several deer in the area.

Paul Brown, 35, of Milton was arraigned on December 5 in Chittenden Superior Court for several fish and wildlife crimes in addition to violating conditions of release related to an earlier poaching case this year in which he was prohibited from hunting in Vermont and possessing firearms and bows and arrows.

Wardens recently executed several search warrants related to multiple illegal deer taken by Brown and other individuals identified as 28-year-old Tony Larock of Milton, 18-year-old Colby Ducharme of Milton, and 32-year-old Chad Limoge of Colchester.  During the execution of the search warrants wardens recovered substantial amounts of evidence linking the suspects to the taking, possessing and transporting of multiple illegal deer.  During the execution of one search warrant Brown was found in possession of several muzzle loading rifles in violation of his conditions of release related to a separate active poaching case. 

Larock has been charged with multiple fish and wildlife crimes and will be arraigned in Chittenden Superior Court on December 19, 2019. 

Ducharme has been charged with taking deer in closed season and will be arraigned in Chittenden Superior Court on January 14, 2020. 

Limoge has been charged with possession and transportation of illegal deer and will be arraigned in Chittenden Superior Court on February 11, 2020.

More charges are pending in this case, and wardens ask that if you have any information related to these individuals illegally hunting or possessing illegal deer to forward it to them by calling (802) 878-7111, Operation Game Thief 1-800-75-ALERT or through the Vermont Game Warden Association Facebook Page.

For Immediate Release:  December 11, 2019

Media Contact:  Col. Jason Batchelder 802-828-1529; Lt. Carl Wedin 802-793-9922

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