Hunting Accident File > VIOLATIONS > 2007

IL - Four indicted for baiting-related hunting violation

JONESBORO - Patrick W. McLane, 24, and Mitchell L. McLane, 51, both of Jonesboro, and doing business as the Gander Flats Hunting Club in Jonesboro, were indicted March 7 for violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

According to the Office of the U.S. States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, both have been accused of “placing bait for the purpose of allowing any person to take or attempt to take migratory game birds.”

The violation took place on or about Dec. 25 to Dec. 27, 2004. The charges carry with it a maximum penalty of one year imprisonment or a fine of $100,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than one year.

The second count of the same indictment charges Rodney A. Mezo, 28, of Grand Tower, and James A. Rogers, 27, of Jonesboro, with unlawfully taking migratory game birds by the aid of baiting on a baited area.

Mezo and Rogers’ violation place approximately Jan. 15, 2005. Their charged offense carries with it a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment or a fine of $15,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than one year.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of Law Enforcement and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police, and the case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney James E. Crowe, III.

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