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Two Maryland Men Committed 73 Counts of Deer Hunting Violations

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources

These two men are in for it after getting nailed with a ton of unlawful hunting charges.

Every single hunting violator should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Luckily for the law-abiding deer hunting citizens in Maryland, two violators are getting exactly what they deserve.

As the report goes, officers say the two men being charged in this case committed some of the worst hunting violations officials have seen in years.

After a year-long investigation into the matter, John Gallano IV and Christopher Johnson, both age 20, have been charged with 73 counts of illegal deer hunting

"This definitely ranks up there among the top," said Lt. Aaron Parker, of the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Police. "The most shocking part of this, is the fact that all they did was dump the deer. Most times we run into poachers."

The charges indicated that Gallano and Johnson dumped the carcasses of nearly 12 deer through Maryland neighborhoods. The entire incident took place on one night after shooting the deer with a crossbow and a spotlight. Two deer were reported unrecovered.

Both men are being charged with with trespassing, hunting with spotlights, hunting at night, hunting from a vehicle, shooting across a roadway, hunting in a safety zone, hunting on private land without permission, failure to report a harvested deer, wanton waste, false entry in a public record, and illegal dumping.

Note: This post was originally published in January, 2019.



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Two Maryland Men Committed 73 Counts of Deer Hunting Violations