- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) - Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police have charged a man with more than 70 offenses in connection with the alleged illegal take of at least 14 deer.

Natural resources officials said in a news release Friday that 38-year-old James R. Smith III of Bear was charged Tuesday with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited; failure to register and tag antlered deer within 24 hours; and numerous other offenses.

Officials say two shotguns, ammunition, a compound bow, a crossbow, several deer antlers and a large quantity of packaged deer meat were seized as evidence.

Smith was released on $14,900 unsecured bond.

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