PA: Game Commission investigates alleged illegal hunting
Game Commission investigates alleged illegal hunting
December 14, 2010
CHIPPEWA TWP. — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating a
Saturday incident in Chippewa Township in which residents say a deer hunter
illegally shot a buck, hid it and tried to go back for it later.
Leo and Julie Meier said they returned home Saturday to find another
couple waiting for Game Commission officers at their Winterburn Road
The unidentified couple said they had seen a man dragging an illegal buck
from the Meiers’ property and had alerted the Game Commission. The couple
said the buck’s antlers appeared to have fewer points than the minimum
allowed under Pennsylvania deer harvesting restrictions.
They said the man had left the deer in a small ravine near the road.
Leo Meier said authorities waited in his driveway for the man to return
for the deer, which he did shortly before dusk.
Wildlife Conservation Officer Matt Kramer confirmed that an incident is
under investigation, but charges have not yet been filed. He declined to
provide further details.
Meier said it appeared the man was hunting from a vehicle on the road,
something he believes has been a recurring problem in the Winterburn Road
“We have caught a few people shooting from the road,” Meier said.
“Unfortunately, that reflects badly on all hunters. ... I’m a hunter and I’m
pro-hunting, but this doesn’t fall into the realm of hunting.”.
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