A release came today on the Chris Kiernan case, the illegal taking of one of Illinois' greatest nontypical bucks.
Here it is:
Grundy County dispositions released
For Immediate Release
MORRIS - Jason Helland, Grundy County State's Attorney, recently released the following dispositions. The State's Attorney's Office makes no representation as to the accuracy of such information. In all cases, the official records of the court clerk should be consulted for confirmation.
CHRIS KIERNAN, 46, of Minooka, pled guilty to the unlawful taking of a 36-point white-tailed deer without obtaining permission, unlawful taking of a 11-point white-tailed deer without permission, unlawful taking of a 16-point white-tailed deer without permission, unlawful possession of a deer, and unlawful hunting on the land of another without permission (3 counts). All offenses are class B misdemeanors.
Kiernan was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution and forfeit all contraband to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and pay a fine and court costs in the amount of $840. Kiernan was placed on conditional discharge for a period of 24 months and was ordered to not hunt during that period.