PA: Hunter charged with illegally shooting 3 deer, violating DMA, being too close to school
December 1, 2012
Hunter charged with illegally shooting 3 deer, violating DMA,
being too close to school North Hills Elementary was on lockdown for
nearly an hour as a search warrant was served nearby.
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
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
He was committed to York County Prison in lieu
of $75,000 bail.
Wildlife Conservation Officer Shawn Musser
said "He basically broke every rule known to man."
during season so far:
Jerry Feaser, 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.
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 standing
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