NJ: Hunter shoots dog
Mansfield Township couple suspect beloved pet shot by illegal hunter
April 11, 2009
Mansfield Township resident Cheryl Egnat talks with her dog, Bobo, who
was shot and is still bleeding from his exit wound.
Living on a secluded 22-acre property in Mansfield Township that is in
close proximity to a hunting club, Brian and Cheryl Egnat are accustomed to
The couple was shocked, however, when their 5-year-old yellow Labrador
came crawling out of the woods bleeding from entry and exit gunshot wounds.
"We have some information that there was some illegal hunting going on
there," said township Patrolman Jeffrey Conklin.
The Egnats do not suspect the hunting club on the other side of the hill
because "they're pretty good," according to Brian Egnat.
Mansfield police took the initial investigation but have since turned it
over to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of
Fish and Wildlife, which oversees hunting regulations.
Darlene Yuhas, a spokeswoman for the DEP, said Thursday that wildlife
conservation officers planned to meet with local police to discuss their
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