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PA - numerous hunting violations

SunHerald
Posted on Tue, May. 27, 2008

PA Game Commission: Huntingdon County Poaching Case Closed; Case of Selling Wildlife Parts on Internet Results in Charges; Butler County Processor Cited for Numerous Game Violations; Butler Juvenile Guilty of Illegally Shooting an Eagle

Pennsylvania Game Commission

HUNTINGDON, Pa., May 27 -- A Huntingdon County poaching case recently resulted in guilty pleas and convictions for the ring comprised of Cory Mills, 18, of Rockhill; Matthew Varner Jr., 18, of Shade Gap; Bryan Edgin, 18, of Needmore; and a 17-year-old juvenile, of Milroy, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Justin Klugh.
Mills pled guilty to illegally killing five deer, one count of unlawful use of lights while hunting, one count each for illegally killing a pheasant, raccoon, and bear; and one count of interference. District Judge Mary G. Jamison, of Orbisonia, ordered Mills to pay $4,150 in fines. Mills also will lose his hunting and trapping privileges for 16 years.

The juvenile pled guilty to one count of illegally killing a deer and one count of unlawful use of lights. Judge Jamison ordered the juvenile to pay $875 in fines. The juvenile also will lose his hunting and trapping privileges for three years.

Varner was found guilty by Judge Jamison on two counts of illegally killing a deer, and was fined $750. He also will lose his hunting and trapping privileges for four years.

Edgin was found guilty of one count of assisting with the unlawful possession of a bear, and was fined $500. He also will lose his hunting and trapping privileges for three years.


BUTLER JUVENILE GUILTY OF ILLEGALLY SHOOTING AN EAGLE

FRANKLIN, Pa. - A juvenile of Butler City, Butler County, was ordered by Butler County Juvenile Court to pay restitution and court costs totaling $5,206 for the unlawful shooting an immature bald eagle, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials. The juvenile, who was 17-years-old when charged, also was ordered to conduct 50 hours of community service, and has had his hunting and trapping privileges revoked for three years.  

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