Hunting violation alleged after video deer kill
NEW HARTFORD, Conn.—A New Hartford hunter who posted a YouTube video showing him killing a deer on his property has been charged with a state hunting violation.
The Republican-American and The Hartford Courant report that Anthony Piana was charged with failing to report a deer kill within 24 hours. He killed the white tail deer on Monday.
Deer kills must be reported to the state for wildlife management data. The three-week rifle and shotgun season ended in early December, but property owners can hunt with rifles on their land until the end of the year.
The 44-year-old Piana, who identified himself and his son on the video, faces a $200 fine and up to 60 days in jail and is scheduled to appear in Bantam Superior Court Jan. 9.
A phone number for Piana is not listed.