HARMONY – A man has been fined $1,712.50 after he agreed to a civil settlement for shooting a doe out of season June 10, according the the Department of Environmental Conservation.
On Dec. 3, DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Jerry Kinney attended Town of Harmony Court to finalize a case involving the deer killing. The man’s name was not released.
According to the DEC, Kinney’s investigation determined that a 19-year-old man traveling on Wilcox Road in Harmony saw a doe in a field and took a single shot .22 caliber rifle and fired it out of the back passenger window of the car.
Officials said the deer was wounded and the subject did not have any more ammunition, so he used a knife to kill the deer. This case was solved through interviews conducted by Kinney and a video taken by a passenger in the vehicle.
The shooter accepted a civil settlement for taking a deer out of season, using rimfire ammunition to hunt deer, possessing a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, discharging a firearm from the roadway, and using a motor vehicle to take wildlife.