Brookville, PA – The Pennsylvania Game Commission continues to investigate the viral video of two young men abusing a deer, and they ask that you be patient while the legal process is underway.

A Facebook post from the PA Game Commission says that “the investigation surrounding two individuals who were recently depicted in a video assault a deer continues.”

“State Game Wardens are still diligently working with local law enforcement officials and the Pennsylvania State Police to conduct a thorough and proper investigation, including reviewing all potential evidence associated with the case.”

They are not commenting on specifics about the investigation at this time because of the ongoing legal process.

As many commenters on the post point out, real life is not an hour-long legal drama. It takes time to properly investigate the case, especially in a way that does not leave it open to other problems in the future. The Game Commission asks you for your patience and understanding.

They say, “We encourage you to not allow the negative actions of two individuals to consumer every post exhibiting many positive examples of work being done within our agency on behalf of wildlife in our state.

The investigation surrounding two individuals who were recently depicted in a video assaulting a deer continues. State…

Posted by Pennsylvania Game Commission on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The investigation surrounding two individuals who were recently depicted in a video assaulting a deer continues. State game wardens are still diligently working with local law enforcement officials and the Pennsylvania State Police to conduct a thorough and proper investigation, including reviewing all potential evidence associated with the case.

Due to the legal process, the Pennsylvania Game Commission cannot comment on the specifics of the investigation at this time; however, please know that we do acknowledge the tremendous following that is surrounding the investigation and the case itself. As we have stated in previous comments, we believe the actions shown in the video are reprehensible and do not represent ethical hunting practices.

We continue to ask for your understanding and patience when it comes to information involving this matter. We will share updates with the public as they become available. In an effort to best share agency-related news, events and information, we will continue to post items not related to this case.

Please know this is not being done in an effort to purposely ignore concerned individuals who are closely following the investigation. We encourage you to not allow the negative actions of two individuals to consume every post exhibiting many positive examples of work being done within our agency on behalf of wildlife within our state.

We thank you for your continued concern, understanding and support for Pennsylvania’s wildlife.