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2 Sussex men charged with deer hunting violations

November 4, 2011

From WGMD.com

Two Sussex County men have been charged for hunting related violations on October 27th. DNREC Enforcement Agents say 25 year old Greg Vannicola of Greenwood and 18 year old Leonardo Ruggiero pleaded guilty to hunting deer without a license and possession of unlawfully taken deer. Both men face additional charges and have lost their hunting licenses for a year and each had to surrender two unlawfully taken sets of antlers.


NEWS RELEASE: Two Sussex men cited for deer hunting-related violations

SUSSEX COUNTY (Nov. 4, 2011) DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents cited two Sussex men on Oct. 27 for hunting-related violations.

Greg C. Vannicola, age 25, of Greenwood, pled guilty in Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach to charges of hunting without a license, possession of unlawfully taken deer and failing to check deer within 24 hours of harvest. Vannicola paid a fine of $1,484.

Leonardo D. Ruggiero, age 18, of Ellendale, pled guilty in Justice of the Peace Court 2 to charges of hunting without a license, possession of unlawfully taken deer, failing to tag a deer and illegally hunting with a rifle. Ruggiero paid a fine of $1,575.

Both men lost their hunting licenses for one year, and each surrendered two unlawfully taken sets of antlers to the Division.

The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife痴 Enforcement Section is charged with achieving public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware痴 fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety.

Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section at 302-739-4580.

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