Man Allegedly Poached Deer In CWD Area
YORK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a central Pennsylvania man illegally killed three deer in an area with special hunting restrictions related to a deadly neurological disease.
The state game commission says 28-year-old Michael Moffitt is also a convicted felon forbidden to possess a firearm who dragged the deer's carcass across a York County elementary school campus on Tuesday.
Moffitt was reportedly being held on $75,000 bail after admitting killing the deer during interviews with his attorney present. The attorney's name wasn't immediately available.
Investigators say Moffitt killed the deer in Manchester Township. Deer harvested there must be taken for testing for chronic wasting disease.
The neurological infection can't be transmitted to humans but is deadly to elk, moose and deer.