An 18-year old and a 17-year old were arrested Sunday night,
Nov. 11, in Springfield by Vermont State Game Warden Stephen
Majeski as they attempted to drag a four-point buck out of a
Warden Majeski received a report at 10 p.m. from a landowner on
Missing Link Road who observed a vehicle backing into his driveway
and illuminating the field on the other side of the road. A shot
was fired and the vehicle departed. Majeski found the dead buck
when he responded and waited nearby in the woods.
About 20 minutes later a vehicle slowed to a stop. Two men got
out and started to drag the deer across the field. Warden
Majeski arrested Bruce Wells and the juvenile, both of
Rockingham. Springfield Police also responded to assist in
the investigation. A .308 caliber rifle was seized during the
If convicted, Wells will be subject to fines and restitution of
up to $3,000. Wells will also have his privileges to hunt,
fish and trap suspended for three years.
Wardens need your help in apprehending these thieves of our
natural resources. When you see or hear of illegal activity,
please immediately contact a Vermont State Game Warden by calling
your local State Police Barracks. You can also contact
Operation Game Thief at 1-800-75ALERT (1-800-752-5378).