Man shot, killed whitetail buck in Wal-Mart parking lot, officials say

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A man faces a slew of charges after Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said he shot and killed a 10-point whitetail buck in a Wal-Mart parking lot in  November using a handgun.

Arcangelo Bianco Jr., 40, fired several rounds at the buck from within the Burrell Township store’s parking lot and bagged the animal on the other side of a nearby highway, according to this report from the Indiana Gazette.

The most serious of the charges he faces is a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment, according to the report. He also was slapped with five summary offenses, all hunting law violations, including hunting without a license, shooting on or across highways and unlawful killing or taking of big game.

“Obviously, we can’t have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer,” said Jack Lucas, the wildlife conservation officer who investigated the incident, in the report. “It was the nicest buck I’ve seen taken in Indiana County in a couple of years.”

Will Leschper is founder of The Texas Outdoor Digest. He has been recognized for Excellence in Craft by the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. He is Conservation Editor of Texas Fish & Game Magazine and is a regular contributor to the Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters, in addition to writing for plenty of of now-defunct publications.