MONTICELLO – A Michigan man has been charged with illegally killing a deer on property owned by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Gregory Shaw, 40, of Taylor, Mich., was seen hunting on the Old Prisoner of War Camp owned by UAM. The land is east of Monticello on Arkansas Highway 35 and is not attached to the campus.
Shaw killed the six-point buck Nov. 11. After a background check on Shaw, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers found that he was wanted on a $250,000 warrant in Arizona for several drug-related charges. Maricopa County, Arizona, authorities said they would pursue extradition of Shaw.
Shaw has been charged in Arkansas with hunting without permission, no hunter orange and being a non-resident illegally possessing an Arkansas resident license. Fines for the Arkansas hunting violations totaled more than $1,000.
The deer was seized and donated to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry. Shaw is being held at the Drew County Detention Facility in Monticello, awaiting extradition.