PA: Super Bowl poachers face fines, suspensions
Pa. Super Bowl poachers face fines, suspensions
April 14, 2011
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - April 14, 2011 (WPVI) -- A wildlife conservation
officer says two southwestern Pennsylvania men will be fined $3,000 each and
lose their hunting licenses for years for poaching two deer so they could
serve venison at their Super Bowl party.
Officer Jason Farabaugh says misdemeanor poaching charges were reduced to
summary offenses in a plea agreement reached Wednesday before a district
judge in Fayette County.
Farabaugh tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that 21-year-old
Christopher Layman, of Uniontown, will also have his hunting privileges
suspended for eight years, while 35-year-old James Donaldson, of Lemont
Furnace, will lose his for five years.
Farabaugh says the men killed two deer out of season on Feb. 5 for their
Super Bowl party the next day. Both men confessed to killing the deer and
butchering them in a garage.
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