YouTube video leads to illegal deer hunting arrest in CT
December 26, 2011
Officers from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
(DEEP) Division of State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today
arrested Anthony Piana, 44, of 69 Bruning Road New Hartford, on charges
related to a deer hunting violation.
Piana came to the attention of EnCon Police officers through a video
that had been posted on the Internet site Youtube, which showed him
killing a white tail deer. EnCon Police officers were able to gather
evidence and determine that the alleged violation occurred on property
owned by Piana in New Hartford on or about December 26th. Officers
determined that Piana had a hunting license and the required deer
hunting permits but allegedly failed to report the deer kill to DEEP
within 24 hours as required by state regulations. This requirement
provides important data to DEEP that is used in assessing wildlife and
developing wildlife management strategies.
Piana was charged with Failure to Report a deer kill within 24 hours
and is scheduled to appear January 9 in Superior Court in Bantam.
The violation carries a penalty of up to a $200 fine and/or 60 days
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