A Livingston County man was arrested Tuesday in a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources raid, according to a release from the department.
David Ray, 32, was charged with 36 counts of illegally taking deer or wild turkey. Conservation officers serving a search warrant on Ray's property in Smithland found 34 deer heads and two wild turkeys that appeared to have been killed in 2009.
The turkeys were found in Ray's freezer, while the deer heads were found in a freezer in an outbuilding, truck and house. According to the release, 24 of the deer were still in the velvet, which means they were not fully grown.
In 1995, Ray lost his hunting privileges for a year, forfeited hunting equipment, and paid a $500 fine after an illegal taking conviction.
Penalties for each illegally taken deer or turkey include up to $1,000 in fines, one year in jail, or both; loss of hunting privileges for up to three years; and forfeiture of hunting equipment.
Ray could also have to pay replacement costs for the animals, which include $753 for each deer and $563 for each wild turkey.