Rare Deer Hunting Complaint Happened In The City Of Utica
In Utica, State Environmental Conservation officers Jeff Hull received a rare deer hunting complaint. What was it?
According to the DEC, the complainant stated they had observed a deer in a resident's driveway with an arrow protruding from it. Hull responded to the residence, and found tufts of deer hair in the driveway. When the homeowner was questioned, the owner admitted to shooting the buck in his backyard using a bow, and admitted how he did it:
Using his flood light, the poacher observed the healthy deer eating from a pile of corn behind his house and shot it with a bow from a bedroom window. The man was charged with the misdemeanors of taking wildlife except as permitted, taking a deer outside of permitted hunting hours, and taking a deer with use of an artificial light.
The DEC also reports that the subject was also charged with hunting over bait, two counts of failure to tag deer as required, failure to report harvest, and discharging a bow within 150 feet of a dwelling. He is due in court in December and will also face possible hunting license revocation.