By Brandon Stoneburg
A Gettysburg man pleaded guilty to violating the Game and Wildlife Code for the second time in six months, according to a Pennsylvania Game Commission news release sent Monday.
Criminal charges were filed against Andrew Klinefelter, 27, in November 2013 for poaching a deer at night with a motor vehicle and an artificial light in 2012, commission officials said. Blood evidence connected Klinefelter to three dead deer, the news release said.
Klinefelter pleaded guilty to two of the three first-degree misdemeanor charges filed against him and was placed on two years probation and fined more than $800, according to the release.
In April, the Gettysburg native was charged with multiple counts of unlawful possession of game taken out of season and over the bag limits, a law restricting the number of a species that a hunter can kill and keep, in relation to an incident in 2011.
Misdemeanor drug charges were also filed against Klinefelter in April and he pleaded guilty to two of the counts in August. His penalty was one year of probation and a $500 fine for the game and wildlife violation and an additional year of probation and a $250 fine for the drug charges, the news release said.