Man loses gun, hunting permit after shooting roadside deer in near Aquinnah

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AQUINNAH, MA – A man who pulled over on the side of the road and illegally shot a dear is paying…”deerly” for his actions today.

On the morning of Friday, December 4, Massachusetts Environmental Police assisted the Aquinnah and Chilmark Police Departments after a vehicle operator was found to be in possession of an untagged deer.
A brief investigation determined that the operator pulled over to the side of the road, exited his vehicle, and discharged a firearm, subsequently killing the animal.  The individual’s shotgun, license to carry, and hunting license, as well as the deer, were seized. The deer was donated to the Aquinnah Tribe.
Additionally, the individual received a criminal summons for discharging a firearm within 500-feet of a dwelling, discharging a firearm within 150-feet of a public way, and possession of an untagged deer.