Deer Shot At Wal-Mart: Hunter Shoots Buck In Lot Now Faces Charges

Deer Shot At Wal-Mart: Hunter Shoots Buck In Lot Now Faces Charges

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Walmart shoppers in Blairesville, Pennsylvania received a frightening shock on November 26, 2012. Helplessly, they watched as 40-year-old hunter Arcangelo Bianco Jr. fired a handgun repeatedly at a 10-point buck on the first day of deer buck hunting season in a state-designated hunting “safety zone.”

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bianco actually began shooting before he entered the parking lot. The chase started while he was driving. He fired the gun from his vehicle, exited and then rushed after the deer, but it managed to get away from him at first.

After Bianco killed it, he field-dressed it as Walmart customers looked on, placed the carcass in his vehicle and then left the scene of the crime to take the deer to a local meat processing site for handling.

“Obviously, we can’t have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer,” Jack Lucas, a wildlife officer assigned to the incident, told The Indiana Gazette. He added that Bianco fired several shots before the deer went down and then took his prize to a local meat processing plant to have it butchered.

The PGC also confirmed with several news outlets that Bianco did not have a current hunter’s license. As a result of actions, which endangered the public, Police charged him with hunting without a license, shooting across or on a highway and three additional hunting violations. A reckless endangerment misdemeanor is likely.

“It was the nicest buck I’ve seen taken in Indiana County in a couple of years,” Lucas said, sympathizing with the hunter.

The preliminary hearing about this incident is currently scheduled for May 1, 2013.

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Safety zones – 34 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 2505

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