Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Charges Filed In Fulton County Poaching Case

Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) Shane Manns and Steve Shaw reported that on October 1st, they conducted a patrol on a baited hunting stand they located a few days earlier.

Fresh bait piles with scents and mineral blocks were observed in multiple areas during the previous check and a tree stand was placed adjacent to the scene according to the ECOs. Upon arriving at the bait pile, they reported that they found one individual hunting in the stand with a crossbow, which is not a legal hunting implement during the early bow season. The female hunter also did not hold a valid hunting license the officers said.

She was issued tickets for hunting without a license, hunting with the aid of a pre-established bait pile, and illegally hunting with a crossbow during the closed season.

All tickets are returnable to the Town of Perth Court.

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One Response

  1. Susan Weber says:

    Please follow up on this story. I have heard that town courts do not treat game law violations very seriously. This is a problem for our state resources and for enforcement personnel.