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TN man pleads guilty to illegally hunting piebald deer

TWRA said he admitted that he shot the doe from a vehicle while on a public road.

STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. — A Middle Tennessee man is charged with illegally killing a piebald deer.

TWRA said Zachary Bryant of Tennessee Ridge admitted to shooting the doe from the road at Hwy 49 and Old 18 in Stewart County on Nov. 18.

Several witnesses saw the shooting and contacted wildlife officers with a description of Bryant's vehicle.

On Tuesday, December 3, Bryant pleaded guilty to four charges: hunting from a motor vehicle, shooting from a public road, hunting without a license, and hunting without permission. 

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TWRA said it's not illegal to kill a piebald deer, but you can't hunt from a motor vehicle or public road.

The judge also assessed a $100 fine plus court cost, a $500 restitution to TWRA for the piebald deer, loss of hunting/trapping privileges for three years, forfeiture of his Marlin .22 rifle.

Bryant was also placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days.

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