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Man Sentenced for Shooting Bull Elk
September 24, 2013
CLEARFIELD- A Clearfield man has been sentenced for unlawfully killing a bull elk. On July 16, , District 9 Forestry Rangers received information about a dead bull elk on McGeorge Road, Lawrence Township.It was discovered that it had been shot. The man identified as the shooter was 18 yearold Timothy Lee Gormont

Upon investigation it was determined that Gormont had unlawfully shot and killed the bull elk with a Mosin-Nagant 7.62 caliber rifle on July 15, 2013, and had left the elk lay where it been shot. Regional Wildlife Management Supervisor Anthony Ross officially measured the antlers to determine the elk's Boone and Crockett score. The antlers for the unlawfully killed elk resulted in a gross green score of 300 points and a net score of 289 5/8 points.

Gormont plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to  one year of probation, and was give a fine of $5,000.00 for trophy elk replacement.

Gormont also was fined $500.00 to compensate the state for a witness reward, which is provided to witnesses for tips regarding Game Code violations.

 



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