A Galesville man has been convicted in Trempealeau County Circuit Court of illegally killing at least 22 deer during a three-year period, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said.
Mark Kamrowski was the subject of a three-year investigation by the DNR, and conservation warden Chris Shea credits the assistance of area people providing tips to help bring the conviction.
“We had several individuals who provided tips regarding Mr. Kamrowski’s hunting activities that involved an illegal gravity feeder, hunting during the closed season and a few more,” Shea said in a DNR news release. “Without their information, we never would have been able to stop this illegal hunting.”
The deer were killed on a farm between Galesville and Arcadia. “Many of the deer never left the large property,” Shea said.
Kamrowski already was serving a three-year revocation of his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for a previous illegal deer hunting conviction in Trempealeau County Court in 2010. The revocation period was from January 2010 to January 2013.
On Aug. 6, the Trempealeau County Circuit Court found Kamrowski guilty of three misdemeanors: hunting deer without a license, hunting deer during closed season and possessing deer during closed season. Kamrowski lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for nine years.
Seven other charges were dismissed but read into the record as part of the plea agreement.
Kamrowski was ordered to pay $6,847.75 in fines, court costs and restitution; serve a nine-year hunting, fishing and trapping privileges revocation; serve two years of probation; and, complete 80 hours of community service with 10 days of jail time — stayed if community service is completed in one year. Kamrowski also forfeited a trail camera and two whitetail deer racks.