Hunters Fight Over Carcass
An argument between two archery hunters over who shot a deer in the Poconos Saturday, turned into a near-deadly assault.
Anthony Contino owns property in the Pocono Mountain Lake Estates. He was there when Jason Frey tracked a deer onto his property, that he believes he shot. Frey was with two others in his hunting party when he shot the deer. Contino told Frey and the hunting party that the deer had been shot and killed by Francine Rhodes of New York at 6 am that day.
Contino had his son, and two others with him. Frey had the two others with him. Arguing ensued over who had killed the deer. Contino then ordered the men to get off his property. Frey in turn, said he was going to call the game commission, things got really ugly. A physical fight broke out between the two parties. Contino had to be resuscitated and was flown to St. Luke's Hospital-Fountain Hill following the 2 p.m. fight, which state police described as a "melee". Arthur Frey who was with Jason Frey was admitted to the hospital in stable condition. Jason and his other companion said they left the scene when they felt endangered.
State police in Blooming Grove said they are continuing to investigate and expect to file criminal charges once they conduct more interviews. State police arrived at Contino's home around 3 p.m. after Arthur and Jason Frey and Willis had already left the property. From The Morning Call.