Hunting Accident File > VIOLATIONS

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Dec. 2 to 14

December 14, 2011

From MiddleTownTranscript.com

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources has released the following bulletins to the public:

People are reminded four-wheeling off established roadways on state wildlife lands is illegal and damaging to wildlife habitat and vegetation.

Hunters are reminded to wear orange and take only antler-less deer in the current season.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents performed arrests and issued 35 citations as well as a number of warnings for violations during the Dec. 2 to Dec. 14 period:

Dec. 3: Agents patrolling Redden State Forest near Georgetown took David Shutt, 27, of Wilmington, into custody on four separate capiases issued by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace Court
11 in New Castle.

Shutt was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and remanded to the Sussex County Correctional Institution after failing to post
$528 secured bond.

Agents also responded to numerous calls related to gunshots, injured deer, dumped deer carcasses, illegal late shooting, baiting and trespassing to hunt.

For more information on hunting, check the 2011-2012 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide, available at hunting license dealers statewide or online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw.

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

Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/OpGameTheft.aspx.
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