Man faces charges for deer hunting out of season

by Wes Mayer

A man now faces multiple charges in Coweta County for allegedly deer hunting out of season, according to authorities.

Christopher Michael Spivey, 31, was arrested by authorities with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources around 10 p.m. Thursday, said Corporal Keith Waddell with the department’s Law Enforcement Division. According to Waddell, Spivey was suspected of hunting Thursday afternoon on a property off northern Old Highway 85 — deer hunting season ended in Coweta County Jan. 1.

The Department of Natural Resources used a K-9 unit to locate the site where Spivey was suspected of hunting, Waddell said, and authorities were able to find the deer’s remains along with the gun Spivey allegedly hid on the property. Authorities also determined Spivey shot the deer within 200 yards of corn on the ground, Waddell said.

Spivey was charged with hunting out of season, hunting big game over bait, failure to remove deer carcass and interference with performance of ranger duties for hiding the firearm, Waddell said.



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