LIVONIA — A Conesus man who illegally poached multiple deer over the course of several months pled guilty in Town of Livonia Court this week.

Matthew Feil, 33, pled guilty to six charges of violating New York State’s Environmental Conservation Law and paid $5,540 in poaching fines and surcharges Thursday afternoon.

DEC Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) began an investigation on Dec. 4, and after a month of interviews and collecting evidence, ECOs and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office identified multiple environmental crimes committed by Feil dating as far back as Oct. 2.

During that timeframe, Feil illegally killed three bucks, illegally possessed deer tags from other hunters, improperly co-signed deer tags, improperly tagged deer, failed to tag deer, and illegally used a Big Game season buck tag on a bow-killed deer.

The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office will continue to work with DEC ECOs to prosecute all deer poaching and environmental crimes in Livingston County.

The DA’s Office and the DEC ask the public if they witness an environmental crime or believe a violation of environmental law occurred to call the DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement hotline at 1-844-DEC-ECOS (1-844-332-3267).