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to keep it. He further stated that he insisted on taking me back to his treestand to show me where he shot at the deer, but I refused his offer. Tony had purposefully lied about being in his treestand because he knew the 10-point had a wound indicating that the bolt had passed through its body in a horizontal plane, impossible if it had been shot from above. He also admitted putting the bait at his camp, but denied telling Pierce or me that he’d been feeding the deer for 10 years or that he ran a guide service for hunters. And, incredibly, he said he never wanted to plead guilty to killing any deer, testifying instead that I had bullied him, chanting, “You’re guilty, you’re guilty, you’re guilty,” until he finally broke down. When Tony finished testifying, Nando took the stand and echoed everything Tony had said. I have to admit, I never expected this. I had heard defendants lie in court before, but never as flagrantly as these two. When the trial concluded, the defense attorney told the judge it had all come down to a question of proof and asked her to find his client not guilty because the commonwealth could not prove he had killed a deer.

There was no doubt in my mind that Tony had killed the buck. After all, he had admitted it to Deputy Pierce and to me back at his camp. Now he had come to court and swore under oath that he found it dead on his property. Worse, Nando backed up his false testimony. But thinking his treestand was too far from the food at his camp for him to be convicted of hunting with bait, Tony had no problem admitting under oath that he’d been 1,000 feet away from it when he shot at a deer. Hence, that admission alone was enough for the district justice to find him guilty of all charges, prompting Tony to immediately appeal his conviction to the Court of Common Pleas (Wyoming County trial court) where, three months later, his case was heard anew. Tony’s second trial dragged on for hours, his defense attorney arguing that the commonwealth could not prove his client had killed a deer, nor could we prove that he had taken advantage of the food at his camp, because the location from which Tony had shot at a deer was more than 1,000 feet from the location of the bait, and that he could not see the bait from the treestand. He concluded, therefore, that his client should not be found guilty of using bait to hunt for or kill a deer.

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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012
Whitetail Predation
Contents
Bill Zee’s Boone & Crockett Club River Bull
75 Whitetails
2011-12 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
A New Atlas of the Nesting Birds of PA
A Question of Proof
Fifty-Year Quest for a Triple Trophy
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Fun Game
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Bill Zee’s Boone & Crockett Club River Bull
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 75 Whitetails
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 2011-12 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - A New Atlas of the Nesting Birds of PA
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - A Question of Proof
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fifty-Year Quest for a Triple Trophy
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Crossings
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