He claimed he shot deer out his back door “all the time.”
Pierce County prosecutors aren’t buying it.
The 22-year-old Lakewood man advertised the meat on Craigslist and agreed to meet with an undercover state Fish and Wildlife detective in Seattle to hand over a blacktail doe. The first deal took place in November 2010. The man sold the deer meat for $346.
They met again in September 2011 in Tacoma, and the man sold the detective an unskinned blacktail deer for $300.
On Thursday, prosecutors charged the man with two counts of first-degree trafficking in wildlife and one count of second-degree unlawful hunting of big game.
Authorities said the man had not bought hunting licenses or tags for the 2011 season. The man has not yet been arraigned.stacia.glenn@ thenewstribune.com