Targets of Opportunity

Elmer Fudd does it againTargets of Opportunity… are something generally more available to a military operator than, say, to a hunter. But both have a set of Rules of Engagement, and a rural Pennsylvania nimrod stands accused of blowing his — the Keystone State’s game laws — off, while blowing away a 10-point buck. His error? He opened up on Bambi’s dad in a Walmart parking lot.

Walmart generally has a positive view of hunting, but not like this:

BURRELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – An Indiana County man is facing several charges, after wildlife officials say he went deer hunting in a Walmart parking lot.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 40-year-old Arcangelo Bianco, Jr., fired several rounds from a handgun at a 10-point white-tailed deer froMrm within the Burrell Township store’s parking lot, and then bagged the animal near Old William Penn Highway.

via Man Charged For Hunting In A Walmart Parking Lot « CBS Pittsburgh.

No word on whether the trophy — and venison — is in an evidence locker somewhere. (In our state, confiscated game meat winds up donated to charitable institutions, once it’s documented. No idea how they roll that back if the accused poacher is acquitted).

Update for 20:00

John Richardson at Only Guns and Money saw this, too, and he has a different (and amusing) spin. He also has video of the Walmart parking lot in question, and the explanation that Mr Bianco has been charged under Pennsylvania’s game statutes, as they have stiffer penalties than the applicable criminal laws.