Police: Man fired gun near Scouts Man allegedly aimed at deer from his car By Christine Pizzuti Poughkeepsie Journal STAATSBURG - A 72-year-old Hyde Park man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly fired a handgun at a deer from his car on state park land, while Boy Scouts were camping nearby. Town of Hyde Park Police were dispatched to the area of Norrie State Park for a report of a man shooting a firearm at a deer from inside his car. Police said 12 Boy Scouts were camping in the area. Hyde Park Police Sgt. Robert J. Benson saw a black 2007 Subaru Forester, which matched the description, fleeing from the area. He pulled it over on Route 9 near the Anderson School. Arthur A. Hunt, the driver, had a loaded 9mm Glock handgun, for which he has registered permit, police said. Three spent 9mm cartridges also were found inside the car. State police assisted with the arrest. New York State Park Police and Department of Environmental Conservation Police assisted with the investigation. Hunt was charged by Hyde Park police with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony. Faces numerous charges Since the alleged shooting happened on the grounds of Norrie State Park, Hunt faces a slew of other charges from different agencies. The DEC charged Hunt with misdemeanor shooting from a public highway, shooting in a restricted area, a violation, attempting to take wildlife from a motor vehicle, a violation, and illegally attempting to take protected wildlife, a violation. State park police charged him with possessing a firearm in a state park, disorderly conduct in a state park and hunting in a state park - all violations. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear before Judge David Steinberg at 5 p.m. Nov. 29.