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York County man accused of poaching four Pennsylvania deer, other violations in Maryland

FELTON, York County — The Pennsylvania Game Commission charged a 59-year-old Felton man with poaching after receiving a tip from Operation Game Thief, according to a press release issued by the commission.

Vincent Sabatino III is charged with four counts of Unlawful Taking or Possession of Game or Wildlife.

According to the Game Commission, officers received a tip on Nov. 30 after someone spotted Sabatino transporting deer outside the season. After an investigation, Sabatino was found to be in possession of four unlawfully taken deer: a seven-point buck, a three-point buck, a spike buck, and an anterless deer.

Sabatino did not possess a Pennsylvania hunting license, officers said.

Further investigation uncovered violations that occurred in Maryland, according to the Game Commission. Sabatino is facing several charges from those violations as well.

Sabatino faces a fine of $1,600 to $3,200 and four months of jail time for his Pennsylvania violations, the Game Commission says.

You can help protect wildlife by reporting wildlife crimes through the online OGT form or by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-888-PGC-8001.