Indiana man could face charges for shooting fish
Cory Barnett, 23, cited by conservation officers
Last Updated: 205 days ago
ELKHART - A northern Indiana man who allegedly shot a 42-inch-long muskie with a bow and arrow could face formal charges for killing the fish.
Cory Barnett, 23, of Elkhart, was cited by State Conservation officers with taking a game fish by an illegal method. The Elkhart County prosecutor's office is considering whether to formally charge Barnett in the incident.
Barnett allegedly shot the fish May 4 in an Elkhart park and then took it to an out-of-state taxidermist to have it mounted, the Elkhart Truth reported.
The state Department of Natural Resources recovered the fish for its investigation.
Bow fishing is a legal fishing method in Indiana, but the only fish that may be kept while bow fishing are suckers, carp, gar, bowfin, buffalo or shad.
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