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Man faces 5 counts for unlawfully taking deer out of season

By Staff | Mar 20, 2012

PICTURE ROCKS – A Wolf Township man has been charged with five counts of unlawful killing or taking big game and allegedly shooting five deer out of season, according to the state Game Commission.

In addition to those offenses, Robert Thomas Moore Jr., 49, of 2045 Pine Run Road, is also charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants when he was stopped by Wildlife Conservation Officer Jonathan M. Wyant in the area of Barto Hollow and Fague Hill Roads in Penn Township on Nov. 21, 2011.

Moore had a blood-alcohol content level of .17, Wyant said in an affidavit.

When Moore was stopped, the Game Commission was conducting an investigation in the area on who was shooting at deer with lights at night. Later the same night, Moore admitted to “killing five deer” in recent days at night with a light.

Investigators also have accused him of allegedly shooting at deer in the area of Dibble Road in Wolf Township between Nov. 12 and Nov. 21.

Following his arraignment last Monday before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Moore was released on $5,000 bail.