TPWD game wardens: Man used crossbow to shoot buck from his vehicle

TPWD game wardens: Man used crossbow to shoot buck from his vehicle
. (Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Facebook page)

TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens in Trinity County arrested a man in connection with allegations that he used a crossbow to shoot a deer from his vehicle.

According to an entry in the Dec. 4 Game Warden Field Notes, two Trinity County game wardens got a call from the sheriff’s office about a hunter who had just shot a buck in a yard from a vehicle.

“The landowner thought a rifle was used and was able to write down the license plate number and get a good description of the vehicle,” the Field Notes entry stated.

The TPWD game wardens and the sheriff’s office called a constable who lives in that neighborhood for backup. After the constable located the vehicle, the TPWD wardens traveled to the scene.

During a brief interview, the hunter allegedly admitted to shooting the buck from his vehicle with a crossbow. The man also told the game wardens that he was on a public road when he killed the buck.

The game wardens filed multiple charges on the man for hunting from a public roadway and hunting out of season, the Field Notes entry stated. A criminal case is pending.

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