Man Sentenced for Illegally Killing Elk

A man who unlawfully shot a bull elk will spend a year on probation, and must also pay a fine of $5,000 to replace the trophy elk.

18-year-old Timothy Lee Gormont of Clearfield shot the elk with a rifle on July 15 in Lawrence Township in Clearfield County and left it there. In August he was charged with unlawful killing or taking of big game.

Gormont was also fined $500 to compensate the state for a reward given to a witness who came forward in the case.

Photo provided by the Clearfield County DA's office.
Regional Wildlife Management Supervisor Anthony Ross officially measured the antlers to determine the elk’s Boone and Crockett score. The antlers for the unlawfully killed elk resulted in a gross green score of 300 points and a net score of 289 5/8 points.

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