02/23/2013

Charges dismissed against cop that kept deer

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence requested that the DNR dismiss the charges filed last November with the deputy

By Katie Nickas
Indiana AgriNews

INDIANAPOLIS — The story of Dani the Deer has spotlighted the Indiana Department of Natural Resource's rules regarding possession of wildlife.

Connersville couple Jeff and Jennifer Coun-celler attracted publicity this month when state officials revealed they had kept a young whitetail deer, which they named Dani, for two years without the re-quired permit from the DNR.

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