PA: Hunter charged with illegally shooting 3 deer, violating DMA, being too close to school
December 1, 2012
A North York man has been charged with illegally shooting three
deer, removing them from the Disease Management Area, then driving
an ATV too close to an elementary school, according to the
Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Michael J. Moffitt, 28, was
charged with persons not to possess a firearm, unlawful killing or
taking of big game, criminal trespass, possession of a weapon on
school property, safety zones, unlawful acts concerning licenses,
tagging and reporting big game kills and unlawful taking or
possession of game or wildlife.
He was committed to York
County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Officer Shawn Musser said "He basically broke every rule known to
Incidents during season so far:
spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Game Commission, said Thursday
that since hunting season began, there has been one "in the line of
fire" incident and two accidental discharges in the state.
In addition, Thursday morning, Northern York County Regional Police
were called to Jug and Canal roads in Conewago Township for a report
of someone firing a gun from a tree stand while other people were
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