March 20, 2015

From Chippewa.com

Steven W. Burich admitted to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden intentionally running into a nine-point buck with Burich’s Chevrolet truck in 2013. And that wasn’t the only time, the 45-year-old Chippewa Falls man told the warden.

“Burich admitted that between the years of 2012 and 2013 he intentionally shined deer with a light with the intent to, if possible, hit them with his truck and that any struck deer were brought home, processed and eventually consumed. Specifically, defendant Burich stated that he struck approximately three deer in 2012,” a criminal complaint said.

“Burich talked about running down deer as the easiest way to hunt; defendant Burich stated that it was way easier that the other methods of hunting, i.e. gun or bow. Specifically, defendant Burich described running down deer as a well-honed skill and not just luck timing.”

Burich, of 211 2nd Ave., faces 12 misdemeanor charges in Chippewa County court, including six of illegal shining of deer, three charges of failing to attach ear tags to a deer carcass and three of failing to obtain a deer hunting license.

In a conversation with the warden on Nov. 20, 2014, Burich admitted running into the nine-point buck using a truck traveling 45 mph. The vehicle had so much damage it could not be driven so Burich reported a car-deer crash.

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