Illegally Hunting with a Crossbow - Greene County
On Dec. 2, ECO Mike Arp responded to the town of Durham after receiving a complaint of a deer found dead in a field with an arrow in it.
The complainant advised ECO Arp that he’d observed a pickup truck parked up the road with its lights off and provided him with the truck’s registration. The ECO located the owner of the truck, who admitted to shooting the deer with a crossbow when he spotted it in a field.
The subject was charged with discharging a crossbow from a public highway, possessing a loaded crossbow in a motor vehicle, taking wildlife from a public highway, taking wildlife from a motor vehicle, and taking a doe deer without a valid Deer Management Permit.
All charges are pending in the Durham Town Court.