He thought he saw a deer and fired his pistol. Now, his neighbor is dead. It was a rifle, not a pistol. Deer are hunted with bow and arrows, or rifles, not pistols. New York law prohibits hunting after sunset. The hunter, Thomas B. Jadlowski, fires 40 minutes after sunset. I saw in another article about the shooting: The hunter was on private property that wasn't his property. The hunter didn't have permission to hunt on that private property.