NY: Two charged in shooting of deer in Sardinia
October 27, 2009
Two charged in shooting of deer in Sardinia
State police have arrested a 24- year-old man accused of illegally
shooting a deer and then later sticking an arrow in its side to make it look
as if it had been shot with a bow and arrow.
Troopers say that Conlee F. Giboo, of Cowlesville, stopped his vehicle on
the side of Hand Road in the Town of Sardinia at about 6 p. m. Sunday, while
his 5-month-old daughter was in the back seat. Without leaving his vehicle,
he shot an eight-point buck that was in a field about 80 yards off the road,
according to police reports.
Giboo returned to the scene later with another man, John R. Wainwright,
27, of Holland. As Giboo stuck the arrow into the deer's side, a hunter in a
tree stand observed the incident and yelled out that he was going to call
police, troopers said. Bow hunting season is under way, but deer can not be
shot legally until Nov. 21.
The two men then ran into the woods. State troopers, aided by the state
Department of Environmental Conservation police and Erie County sheriff's
deputies, later found Giboo's wife at the scene and asked her to call her
husband by cell phone. The two men then came out of the woods and
Trooper Sean Pierce and DEC Officer Chuck Wilson charged Giboo with
endangering the welfare of a child, illegal taking of wild deer and
discharge of a firearm from a highway. Wainwright was charged with illegal
taking of wild deer and being in the field with a gun and bow at the same
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