Buckshot and Bull with this Gutted Deer on the Kid’s Swing Set Story
ELKTON, MD. — NRP officers report that acting on a tip, officers went to the Elkton home of David Michael Reeves, 29, on Feb. 7 and saw him butchering a deer carcass hanging from a swing set.
According to NRP Spokesperson Candy Thompson, Reeves told officers he shot the doe on his property the previous day with a shotgun loaded with buckshot.
Officers found deer remains and a blood trail next to a corn pile. A GPS check of the site indicated the deer was shot 20 yards off Reeves’s property. In addition, Reeves had never taken a Maryland Hunter Safety Course.
Reeves was charged with hunting out of season, harvesting a deer with buckshot, and hunting without taking the state-mandated safety course.
He is scheduled to appear in Cecil District Court on March 18. If found guilty of all three charges, Reeves could be fined as much as $4,500.
NRP Cops Nab Deer Poachers
WILLIAMSPORT, MD. — In the wilds of Western Maryland live a band of Hillbilly Pirates who like to make shine and poach all manner of wildlife. That is called job security for cops of all agencies. This is another story from THE NAKED COUNTRY.
In Allegany County, NRP officers Monday charged Timothy Lee Powers, 48, of Williamsport, with multiple counts of illegal deer hunting.
Officers went to the hunter’s home to check on a tip from the public that Powers had killed a 10-point buck, an 8-point buck, and two does.
Powers was charged with hunting without a license, three counts of failing to report a deer harvest, two counts of hunting during a closed season, and exceeding the bag limit for firearms season. He also received warnings for possessing untagged deer parts, three counts of failing to report deer kills on his harvest record, three counts of failing to record confirmation numbers on his harvest record, hunting without written permission, and failing to field tag the two does.
Similar charges related to the killing of one of the bucks as well as a charge of transporting untagged deer from Maryland, are pending against his son, Kyle Powers of Orange, Va. Officers of the Virginia Conservation Police seized the racks of the two bucks illegally harvested in Maryland.
Timothy Lee Powers is scheduled to appear in Allegany District Court on May 7. If found guilty of all charges, he could be fined a maximum of $11,100.
Drunk Hunting Is Plenty of Fun & Jacklighting
CENTREVILLE, MD. – One doesn’t have to travel the roadways to find drunks; while they are there in huge numbers behind the wheel (check the DWI HIT PARADE), there are plenty of them out in the woods with guns! Okay, at least one. This one. In Queen Anne’s County, NRP charged two men on Wednesday with multiple violations of state hunting regulations.
An officer with the Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Department, responding to a report of gunfire near Radar Lane and Willow Branch Road in Centreville, saw a pick-up truck with a spotlight trained on a line of bushes. The officer followed the truck and stopped it.
NRP officers were called to the scene. A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded shotgun with the safety off, shotgun ammunition, and a spotlight.
Kurt Andrew Simmons, 29, of Centreville, was charged by NRP with having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, casting rays (jacklighting), hunting deer without a license, hunting out of season, deer hunting at night, and hunting while intoxicated. Queen Anne’s County charged him with driving under the influence.
Michael Robert Berggren Jr., 29, of Marydel, was charged with the same violations plus: shooting across a road, hunting on private property without permission, failing to field tag a deer, and failing to make a reasonable attempt to recover a deer.
Simmons and Berggren are scheduled to appear in Queen Anne’s District Court on March 25. If found guilty of all charges, Simmons could be fined as much as $11,000 and be sentenced to up to six months in jail. Berggren could be fined as much as $15,000 and be sentenced to up to six months in jail.
Jack-a-Deer with Gun Out of Season = Fine & Jail; Get Bambi with Your Truck & Insurance Will Fix It & You Get the Deer!
In Howard County, two men were charged Sunday night with multiple hunting violations and their firearms were seized after they fired shots from their vehicle on Old Frederick Road in Howard County.
An NRP officer responding to a call followed Cody Shane Lilly, 18, of Woodbine, and Keaton Jesse Rosborough, 20, of Dayton, to Compromise Road in Mount Airy. During a search of their vehicle, the officer found three loaded rifles, two boxes of ammunition and a spotlight.
Lilly admitted to shooting a deer from the road and Rosborough admitted to killing another deer the previous weekend.
Lilly was charged with having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, hunting deer with a spotlight (jacklighting), hunting deer out of season, hunting deer at night, and shooting from a roadway. If found guilty in Howard District Court, he could be fined more than $6,000, ordered to spend up to six months in jail, and have his hunting license revoked for two to five years.
Rosborough was charged with having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, hunting with a spotlight (jacklighting), hunting deer out of season, and hunting deer at night. If found guilty, he could be fined more than $4,500, ordered to spend up to six months in jail, and have his hunting license revoked for two to five years.
Wiley the Beaver Building a Dam?
CUMBERLAND, MD. — NRP officers report that in Allegany County, a Cumberland man was charged Sunday by the Maryland Natural Resources Police with illegally chopping down 11 trees at Rocky Gap State Park.
Kenneth George Wiley, 45, admitted to officers that he rode his all-terrain vehicle onto park property off Old Hancock Road and cut down the trees. He received citations for destroying trees and driving his vehicle in a non-designated area. He also received 10 warnings.
Wiley is scheduled to appear in Allegany District Court on May 7. If found guilty of both charges, he could be fined as much as $720.