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Derry Township man with suspended hunting license accused of baiting deer

Renatta Signorini
| Thursday, July 19, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

A Derry Township man whose hunting license is suspended until 2041 is accused of baiting deer in his yard in January and killing them.

Randy S. Fink, 55, is charged with unlawful taking of big game during a closed season, hunting without a license, and marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, all misdemeanors.

State game commission officers got a tip on Jan. 4 that Fink had “multiple deer hanging in his detached garage,” according to court documents. Game commission officials noticed a bloody drag mark in the snow that led to the garage from an area in Fink’s backyard that had corn, salt and other produce scraps lying on the ground.

“Laying on top of the corn cobs, other debris and snow was more hair and blood,” Wildlife Conservation Officer William Brehun Jr. wrote in the complaint, adding that the evidence indicated a white-tailed deer was killed there.

Fink told investigators the blood was from deer he processes for friends. Brehun said Fink’s hunting license was revoked for previous violations.

The charges were sent by summons. An Aug. 22 hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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