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Lone wolf owner pleads Guilty

Old 01-05-2011, 11:25 AM
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced today that five hunters, including Andrae D'Acquisto - known for DVDs and appearances on the TV show "Whitetail Addictions" and his son Cody D'Aquisito, entered into a plea agreement in a Menard County courtroom relating to baiting charges filed in 2009.
The DNR and USFWS investigation documented that the Menard County property hunted by Andrae D'Acquisto, 49, and his associates had been unlawfully baited during the 2009 archery deer season. In the plea agreement, both subjects pled guilty to hunting without a valid Illinois license and habitat stamp and each was fined a total of $2,068. The remaining charges, including hunting deer by the aid of bait, contribute to unlawful baiting and making salt and mineral available for deer were dismissed.
Andrae D'Acquisto, a self-admitted whitetail addict, is best known for killing trophy deer on his commercial DVD's as well as on the television program "Whitetail Addictions" produced by Lone Wolf Productions.
Ashley D'Acquisto, 24, of St. Francis, Wisconsin also pled guilty to hunting deer without a valid Illinois habitat stamp and was fined a total of $205.00. All remaining charges were dismissed in accordance with the plea agreement.
In September 2010, two Tennessee hunters associated with Andrae D'Acquisto pled guilty to making salt or mineral available for deer on the Menard County property in 2009. Danny L. Gibson, 47, of Anderson, TN and Dewayne H. Gibson, 41, of Caryville, TN were each fined $205.00 for the baiting violations. The remaining charges were dismissed.
In 2005, Andrae D'Acquisto was cited for fraudulently obtaining Illinois resident hunting licenses, resident deer permits and providing false information to obtain an Illinois driver's license in Cass County. D'Acquisto ultimately pled guilty to an amended charge of obstructing a peace officer and was fined a total of $2,000 in Cass County.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:38 AM
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amazing they have alot of money, connections, and then they want to be known as great hunters, well you are now known as poachers and law breakers
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:43 AM
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just say no to whitetail
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:54 AM
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amazing they have alot of money, connections, and then they want to be known as great hunters, well you are now known as poachers and law breakers
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The connected and famous sometimes have to answer for their lawless ways like ordinary folks are required to do.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:09 PM
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i'm not in favor of baiting laws.However I am in favor of following them if that is the law. as well as any of the other laws. these fellas broke the law and they know better!
They are supposed to be setting good examples for the young hunters who are exposed to thier show. they broke the law. That said they should have to do community service by speaking at meetings w/ the game warden on how not to behave as "hunters" and how following the rules makes you better as a person and a hunter.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:57 PM
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Is Lone Wolf Productions related to Lone Wolf Treestands ?
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:41 PM
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That was his second offense in the same state. His license should be revoked for 5-10 years. Let this hit him in the pocket a little bit. Of all people that should know the laws of hunting. He should be made an example of!!!
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:10 AM
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Is Lone Wolf Productions related to Lone Wolf Treestands ?
One in the same.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:41 AM
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Using Mineral Salts to hunt over is not ILLEGAL in Tennessee.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:02 PM
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Cut-n-pasted from another site...

Here are some facts in regards to the recent statement made on Illinois Outdoor News website. In 2009 Andrae D'Acquisto applied for and received Illinois deer non-resident combo archery permits for him and his son at the sum of $820.00. At that time he also requested hunting licenses for $57.75 and habitat stamps for $5.50. Andrae D'Acquisto received his tags in the mail which he signed immediately and placed in his hunting pack, unaware that the hunting license portion and habitat stamp were never processed by the license sales vendor. Later he had come to find out these items cannot be purchased in the same transaction. As a result they were issued tickets for that mistake. As for any other charges, including baiting, they were all found invalid and dropped by a judge in Menard County. At no time was Andrae or Cody D'Acquisto involved in putting out and hunting over, or near any baited sights.
In reference to the charges back in 2005, after considering all of the facts, the charges of fraudulently obtaining Illinois resident hunting licenses, resident deer permits, and providing false information to obtain an Illinois driver's license in Cass County were dropped by a judge. Andrae D'Acquisto then agreed to a petty charge of obstructing a peace officer. At that time the state of Illinois and the US Federal Government recognized Andrae D'Acquisto to be a legal resident of the state of Illinois.
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