Pirate Poachers of the Chesapeake: Pirate Poacher Gang of Eight Raided Oyster Sanctuary

EASTON, MD. — There are so many Maryland watermen raiding the oyster sanctuaries that the Maryland Natural Resources Police might have to bring in a barge with a portable jail cell on it to contain them as they run around the Bay picking them up when they are caught. The problem with that is that the Maryland General Assembly doesn’t include jail time for serial poachers.

Pirate Poachers of the Chesapeake: Shockley nabbed poaching again is no shock

Cited by NRP Officer Jeffrey Sweitzer for possession of undersize oysters on Feb. 2, 1998, Shockley provided in-court training for the feckless Dorchester County States Attorney on how to best serve a Pirate Chieftain by entering into a plea bargain which gave the taxpayers no protection from a poacher. Shockley was found guilty on March 9, 1998, with no fine and no time.

Pirate Poacher Hillbillies busted for jack-lighting deer and poaching deer

His Big Game Harvest Record did not show any deer kills for the 2015-16 season. The only legal deer hunting on Dec. 26 was for antlered deer taken with a muzzleloader.

“He provided a written statement, and the officer seized the rifle and the deer meat, which was donated to charity,” said the NRP press release.