National Deer Alliance Responds to Recent Suspected Deer Abuse Case

INDIANA, Pa. – (Ammoland.Com) — Recently, a video of suspected abuse of a wounded deer surfaced in Pennsylvania during the state’s firearms hunting season opener and is causing outrage among hunters and non-hunters. National Deer Alliance (NDA) is equally disturbed by these images. NDA was created in 2014 to serve as the guardian for wild deer conservation and our hunting heritage working at the policy level.

Watch the Latest “Coffee + Deer” Vlog with Commentary by NDA President Nick Pinizzotto on This Case on NDA’s YouTube Channel

While the matter is still under investigation by state and local authorities, the video and subsequent images and “screen grabs” show a wounded buck being physically harassed by two young men who can be seen and heard laughing during the video.

“While we understand that this matter is still under investigation, the video, images, and audio are disturbing and the acts committed by the two young men is reprehensible,” said NDA president and CEO, Nick Pinizzotto. “I personally find the matter to be heartbreaking, and I trust that most decent people and law-abiding sportsmen would agree.”

NDA applauds the Pennsylvania Game Commission for its fast response to the situation, and for continuing to update an enraged public. The video has gone viral and has spread across the United States and beyond, which only serves to unfairly portray hunting and hunters in a negative light. NDA is support of a thorough investigation and is seeking punishment to the fullest extent of the law if the suspects are found guilty.

Pinizzotto was joined on the NDA “Coffee + Deer” video vlog by his longtime friend and hunting partner, Mike Groman, to discuss the matter and its negative impact on hunting. You can view the show here.

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Anyone want to bet that the video in question here will, in the full course of time, prove to be a photoshop scam by either the antis, or an advertising agency to build membership?
Ten will get you twenty that is the way it will turn out.


I have to agree with Knute, this seems more like a commercial to gain members. The best way to gain members is to show the evidence in the video of what is going on. Transparency is something the left likes to talk about, even though they never are transparent for obvious reasons, transparency will also gain far more members than what this video is doing. I haven’t killed a deer in over twenty years or more, the main reason is because of the decline of their numbers here in western U S being brought about by liberal run wildlife divisions… Read more »


I know idiots exist on this earth and feel that they should be Prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Hunters have to always be on best behavior at any age, no excuses, under any circumstance. This would include any farmer, rancher, hunter that would ever brag about gut shooting any animal, any animal, so they would run off and die in the thicket.

Yes this would include an of wild pig. If you shoot, you shoot to instantly kill the animal.


You have apparently never watched one of the many videos on U-Tube featuring “hunters” shooting wild hogs from helicopters. It might be better for you if you didn’t.


Pennsylvania had another incident as bad as this a year ago when some young men from the Scranton area beat a deer to death. Prosecution was successful. Currently, an investigation has begun on a local dirtbag clubbing a beaver to death after purposely running over it with his truck.


As someone who doesn’t hunt, nor have an interest in hunting, I wish to extend compliments to these gentlemen for what seems a humane approach for an issue which will be with us forever – Deer management. These peaceful animals, renowned for beauty and grace are also cursed by fecundity (high rate of reproduction). Where I reside, in central NJ, carcasses of deer killed by traffic are a common sight. The National Deer Alliance, although a small organization, I believe, is on the right track.


I haven’t seen the video but if it is true then the full extent of the law should be brought to bear on the two individuals. These kind of people are very much likely to do the same thing to human beings. Serial killers start out doing stuff like this.