Disgraceful: These Two Poachers Charged with 73 Counts of Illegal Hunting

   10.12.16

These two guys are a disgrace to hunters, not that we would even refer to them as “hunters.” Two poachers in Maryland have been charged with 73 counts of illegal hunting, and if convicted could face $50,000 each, plus jail time.

According to Maryland Natural Resources Police, John Dimingo Gallano IV, 20, of Pasadena, and Christopher Michael Johnson, 20, of Halethorpe, went out between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m. October 18, 2015, and killed eight deer from a vehicle while using a spotlight. The carcasses of a 9-point buck and three 4-point bucks were dumped in Pasadena neighborhoods.

Gallano was charged with trespassing, hunting deer with spotlights, nighttime hunting, hunting from a vehicle, shooting from a road, hunting within a safety zone, hunting on private land without permission, failing to report a kill, wanton waste of deer, false entry in a public record, and illegal dumping. He is due in Anne Arundel County District Court Oct. 11, in Baltimore County District Court Nov. 14, and in Howard County District Court Nov. 17.

Disgrace to Hunters

Johnson was charged with trespassing, hunting deer with spotlights, nighttime hunting, hunting from a vehicle, shooting from a road, hunting within a safety zone, hunting on private land without permisssion, failing to report a kill, wanton waste of deer, possessing a loaded crossbow in a vehicle, false entry in a public record, and illegal dumping. He is due in Baltimore County District Court Nov. 14 and Howard County District Court Nov. 17.

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