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Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lackawanna County
Coyote Hound Killer Prosecuted
Hound Killer pays $7500.00 ? faces other charges.
PA Game Commission Officer Commended by Coyote Hunters.
In November, 2016, two coyote hounds (BWT) were shot, one fatally, by a fall turkey hunter, who claimed he mistook them for coyotes.
During the Sporting Dog Owner?s Meeting with the PA Game Commission, at PGC Headquarters in Harrisburg, on June 27th, Dick Bednarczyk, President, PA State Fox & Coyote Hunter?s Assn. presented the Association?s plaque to Tioga County WCO Steven Brussese. The award indicated the coyote hunter?s appreciation for the role that the officer played in the successful investigation of Game Law violations connected to the shooting.
PA State Police Officer, Donald Wolfe, Mansfield Barracks, led the criminal phase of the investigation, which resulted in the shooter paying $7500.00 restitution to the hound owner. The shooter faces additional game law violations, including riding an ATV with a loaded shotgun.
Caption for photo:
Pictured from left: Richard J. Bednarczyk, President, PA State Fox & Coyote Hunter?s Assn., Tioga County WCO Steven Brussese, Randy Shoup, Director, Wildlife Protection, PA Game Commission and Rick Macklem, Law Enforcement Supervisor North Central Region