St. Lawrence Man Charged For Hunting Out Of Season
A Town of Herman resident is facing several charges including the loss of hunting privileges after admitting to DEC officers that he took a pair of deer out of season.
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation says a tip from the public led them to 18-year-old Elliot Matthews, who after being interviewed admitted to shooting the deer out of the window of his truck on the side of a St. Lawrence County road.
Mathews was charged with the following:
- taking a deer with the aid of an artificial light
- possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle
- discharging a firearm from a public highway
- taking deer during the closed season
- hunting without a license
- taking deer from a public highway
- failure to tag deer
- using rim fire ammunition to hunt deer
If Matthews is convicted he could face up to $10,000 in fines, lose is hunting privileges for 5 years and lose the rifle he used to shoot the deer.