OLD TOWN — Police say a Mainer who jumped at the chance to shoot a deer feeding in a field faces multiple charges including hunting in a game preserve, hunting with a bogus license, and possession of a gun by a felon.

Old Town Police arrested 64-year-old Bernard A. Saunders of Milo on Tuesday after he allegedly stopped his vehicle, headed into a field and fired at a deer in the preserve.

Police charged him with reckless conduct with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Wardens cited him for discharging a firearm too close to a residential building, fraudulently obtaining a hunting license and hunting on a game preserve.

Police say it could’ve been worse: Saunders fired in the direction of a jogging path.