25-year-old Frank Buchanan Jr. poached the elk during two nights in September. The largest of the three bulls had a 10- by 9-point non-typical rack. If it had been legally taken, it would rank as Pennsylvania’s third-largest bull elk ever.
Two other men charged in the incident waived their preliminary hearings. 46-year-old Jeffrey Bickle, also of Bellefonte, and 20-year-old Cody Lyons of Milesburg are due back in court November 19.
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