Trial underway in Davis County deer hunting fraud case

The trial of Andrew Rudoplph Wulf, 34, got underway this week in Bloomfield. (Davis County Sheriff's Office)

The trial of a Tipton, Iowa, man accused of running a deer hunting scam got under way this week in Bloomfield.

Andrew Wulf, 33, is facing two counts of 2nd Degree Theft and a count of Ongoing Criminal Conduct.

Testimony in the case began on Tuesday.

The charges stem from accusations made about Wulf's company, White Tail Ridge Outfitters.

During the late months of 2016, several victims contacted the sheriff's office to report they had paid Wulf for a guided hunt in southeast Iowa or northern Missouri, and when they arrived, they did not receive the services they had paid for.

Some say Wulf placed them on land they did not have permission to be on, and in some cases, without the proper permits and tags.

Wulf originally faced seven felony counts, but prosecutors decided to proceed to trial on just three counts.

Closing arguments in the case are expected before the end of the week.

The ongoing criminal conduct charge is a Class B felony, the most serious of the charges.

If Wulf is convicted on that charge he could face 25 years in prison.

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