Despite being home to one of the biggest hunter populations in the United States, Pennsylvania's largest poaching case in history wasn't committed by homegrown criminals, but rather by five individuals who traveled to the Quaker State all the way from Maine. A joint investigation by Pennsylvania and Maine wildlife officials
led to more than 250 charges being filed against the four men and one 17-year-old juvenile.
The alleged crimes committed included the unlawful killing of dozens of deer including three large racked bucks, spotlighting and illegally selling and buying game. Some deer were believed to have been killed in Pennsylvania during the state's early muzzleloader and regular firearms deer seasons in 2010 and some were believed to have been illegally taken in Maine. While executing search warrants at the residents of the men in question, agents seized hundreds of pounds of meat, firearms, antlers, bows and arrows, spotlights, a mounted hawk and an owl, a computer and other hunting related equipment an Pennsylvania Game Commission press release announced.
Charged in the case are Everett T. 'œTyler' Leonard, 31, who faces 117 charges related to the case; Everett H. 'œLenny' Leonard, 59, who faces 52 charges; Carlton John Enos, 19, who faces 59 charges; Lucien H. Clavet, 44, who faces 22 charges; and a 17-year-old juvenile. (Pictured above: From left to right are: Carlton John Enos, 19, Everett H. (Lenny) Leonard, 59, and Everett Tyler Leonard, 31, all of Turner, Maine; and Lucien H. Clavet, 44, of Monmouth, Maine.)