He needs a lawyer.
He can probably plea down the charges. (Unless he already screwed himself in the hearing, somehow.)
No matter what happens, he needs to understand he'll lose his hunting privileges for several years. (Up to ten, I believe.)
I don't advocate this type of behavior, but...
Again... he needs a lawyer.
As for Brent's comment:
BTW, yer deagle isn't a fair indicator of city limits measure... Here we have towns with a post office that I could shoot from outskirts to outskirts with my pellet rifle and I won't even have to range compensate by raising the barrel... (under 40 yards) no more lenient than the "cities"...
I know exactly what you're talking about. Not only have I been (and hunted) your neck of the woods, but there are still plenty of towns around here, that fall into that classification. Some are still literally
nothing more than a post office. ...Which is only open for maybe 1 hour a day, since the clerk is also the rural carrier, and out for delivery to the remote ranches.