FWC Charges Escambia Man With Multiple Deer Poaching Related Offenses

March 16, 2023

An Escambia County man was charged with poaching related offenses by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Connor Ross Bronkhorst, 20, was charged five counts of unlawful take or killing of doe deer, fawn, or antlerless deer (less than 5 inches during the open season); two counts of statewide annual bag five deer, of which no more than two may be antlerless deer; possession limit, four daily bag as follows provided no person shall take more than two deer per day;  and willful wanton waste of wildlife.

FWC said Bronkhorst admitted that he had shot four antlerless deer at night in the Blackwater State Forest.

An FWC officer located the meat from the four recently poached deer in coolers at his residence and part of a fifth antlerless deer the suspect admitted shooting at night earlier in the week. The gun used in the crime, the deer meat and the deer heads were seized and placed into evidence.


10 Responses to “FWC Charges Escambia Man With Multiple Deer Poaching Related Offenses”

  1. John Bone Jones on March 17th, 2023 4:13 pm

    Doe Killer = Loser

  2. Johnny Law on March 16th, 2023 11:00 pm

    What in the heck are these folks thinking, throw him in jail just for being an idiot. Dang

  3. Carola on March 16th, 2023 10:42 pm


  4. RaD on March 16th, 2023 9:35 am

    Was there are extra charge for endangering a mullet?

  5. hunter on March 16th, 2023 9:22 am

    Need to make the offense a felony, so they lose thier right to hunt or have guns

  6. Eric M on March 16th, 2023 8:54 am

    @Shame … I’m guessing those are the gunshots I hear at night, probably 3 or 4 times a week? That’s crazy. Also, you can contact FWC and they’ll put some officers in/around that area.

  7. Susie on March 16th, 2023 8:52 am

    Has mullet, kills doe. Both are wrong, to jail you go.

  8. Shame on March 16th, 2023 8:47 am

    He isn’t the only one doing this. There are more all over Molino. Go sot on brickyard road Brickton road Crabtree sunshine hill it’s everywhere.

  9. ashley on March 16th, 2023 7:14 am

    were you that hungry bro?

  10. Jr on March 16th, 2023 5:43 am

    What a sad excuse for a human being to STEAL from those game law abiding people. This is senseless and laziness on his part. If a person has to do this then that’s a bad way to start your life young man. These stories boil my blood to no end. This is why the game laws are in place and why the hunting restrictions are the way they are. To see this has to bother others that spend the monies snd time out there doing the right thing. GREAT JOB FWC. I just hope they make an example of this fella but it won’t stop the poaching issues but hopefully it will deter a few that think they are above the law!

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