They say you can get just about everything at Walmart but hunting a big buck in the parking lot is not one of the items you can get. A man was convicted of shooting a 10pt buck from the Walmart parking lot.
Arcangelo “Angelo” Bianco Jr. A western Pennsylvania man who allegedly shot a deer near a busy Walmart parking lot on the first day of rifle season last year has been ordered to stand trial on reckless endangerment and state game charges.
The man spotted a 10-point passing through the Walmart parking lot while he was on his way to do some shopping. Bianco grabbed a handgun from his truck and chased the buck around the corner of the building, firing multiple rounds at the deer. He pursued the deer across a nearby highway, according to the Indiana Gazette, where he finished it off, loaded it into his truck and took it to a meat packing shop for processing.
Unfortunately for Bianco, the whole thing was also recorded on video surveillance cameras posted outside of the building. Bianco faces charges for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and a handful of hunting violations. He stands accused of hunting without a license, but not for hunting out of season—he killed the buck in November during Pennsylvania whitetail season.
“Obviously we can’t have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer,” Jack Lucas, the wildlife officer investigating the case, told the Gazette. “It was the nicest buck I’ve seen in Indiana County in a couple of years.”
After standing trial The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 40-year-old Arcangelo Bianco Jr. was accepted into a first offenders’ program by an Indiana County judge. The program doesn’t require a guilty plea, though Bianco must also pay $1,080 in court costs and probation supervision fees and do 20 hours of community service.
If you ask me he should have lost his hunting privileges for the reckless act that all hunters condone. This man is in no way shape or form a hunter but a mere law breaking person that killed a big buck he did not have to work hard to hunt.
Here is a video of the incident.
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