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Oh sure, the National Park Service is all about killing deer in Rock Creek Park most of the time. It just defeated a lawsuit intended to stop an upcoming deer slaughter in the park. But when an Average Joe decides to kill some deer on his own, they throw a fit!
In a criminal information filed today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office charges alleged hunting enthusiast Timothy Gaines with killing and injuring deer in Rock Creek Park despite a hunting ban. Gaines’ weapon of choice, according to the document: a bow and arrow.
As recent D.C. political scandals have shown, criminal informations are usually filed when a defendant intends to plead guilty. Gaines’ hearing is set for tomorrow.
Photo by Flickr user Mr. T in D.C. used under a Creative Commons license.