Ira B. Doull, Seth O. Doull : “Brothers in Massachusetts Face Charges for Illegal Hunting: Deer Fatally Shot from Pickup Truck”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Two brothers in Massachusetts are facing multiple charges after authorities said they fatally shot a deer from a pickup truck in Colrain and had previously shot and killed a fox in an illegal manner. The suspects, identified as Ira B. Doull, 46, of Worthington, and Seth O. Doull, 51, of Colrain, were arrested by state troopers over the weekend on firearms offenses and fish and wildlife offenses.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, the incident occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m. on Saturday when the Shelburne Falls Barracks received a report of a deer being shot in front of a residence on Shelburne Line Road in Colrain. A trooper immediately responded to the scene and located a gray Toyota Tacoma truck believed to be involved in the shooting.

Upon conducting a motor vehicle stop, the trooper discovered two men, later identified as the Doull brothers, inside the truck along with several unsecured firearms. The brothers were detained, and the vehicle was secured. Following this, Massachusetts State Police troopers and Massachusetts Environmental Police officers searched the truck and uncovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle, another rifle, two shotguns, a loaded handgun, four muzzleloaders, and four thermal scopes designed for nighttime target acquisition.

During the search, authorities also discovered a gray fox with gunshot wounds to its body and signs of blunt-force trauma to its head. Additionally, a necropsy of the deer revealed three .22 caliber slugs in its head and body, confirming that it had been illegally killed.

As a result of these findings, the Doull brothers were each taken into custody on numerous charges, including hunting from a vehicle, carrying a loaded shotgun/rifle in a vehicle, hunting deer with a rifle, discharging a firearm near a highway, improper storage of a firearm, hunting at night, and hunting out of season in connection with the dead fox.

After being booked at the Shelburne Falls State Police Barracks, the suspects posted bail set at $250 for Seth Doull and $140 for Ira Doull. They were subsequently released pending arraignment in Greenfield District Court.

Both individuals now face mandatory revocations of their FID cards and possible revocation of hunting rights in nearly all 50 states. Environmental police officers have taken possession of all firearms and contraband found in the Toyota truck.

Law enforcement officials have revealed that the area where the incident occurred has experienced several reports of poaching over the past two years, with the suspects allegedly utilizing a gray Toyota Tacoma. While the suspects responsible for these previous incidents have not been identified, authorities are investigating whether the Doull brothers may be habitual poachers responsible for these past reported crimes.

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