Five midstate hunters charged with killing 265 snow geese in one day

Written by The Associated Press | May 13, 2015 9:37 AM

Photo by Courtesy Pennsylvania Game Commission

Bruce Metz, Southeast Region Director, Chuck Lincoln, Southeast Law Enforcement Supervisor and Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Ed Shutter look over the snow geese that were taken.

(Womelsdorf) -- The state Game Commission says five hunters from Berks and Lebanon counties killed too many snow geese on one day -- 265 to be exact. 

The commission says the birds were killed in Marion Township, Berks County on April 1. 

The bag limit for the birds is 25 per day, but each of these hunters took at least 48 apiece. 

Thirty-year-old Norman Brubaker, of Bernville, Berks County, is charged with taking 73 of the birds himself and faces up to $14,990 in fines and the costs of replacing the birds.

Four others charged with him are each charged with taking 48 of the birds, and faces fines and costs of up to $10,040. 

Two are from Berks County -- 34-year-old Laverne Frey of Womelsdorf and 26-year-old Kenneth Oberholtzer of Womelsdorf.

The other two are from Lebanon County 28-year--old  Nevin Frey, 28, of Myerstown and 25-year-old Nelson Sensenig.

Online court records don't list attorneys for the men, whose charges were announced Tuesday.

Brubaker didn't answer his phone today.

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