Deer poacher now charged with perjury
The events of Nov. 15, 2008 are still having a profound effect on Nicholas Thayer to this day.
On that day, the 29-year-old Ellsworth native admitted to killing a deer with a gun, which was illegal at that time. For that, he was charged with hunting a deer during closed season and failure to attach ear tag to deer carcass. He pled guilty to the deer hunting charge and his DNR rights were suspended for three years.