“You people should feel ashamed of yourselves bashing the watermen; you guys have no idea what it’s like to get up and go to a real job. You people are mean and ignorant arrogant ***holes.”
Three Charles County men were charged with multiple hunting violations after officers found them with 24 geese over the limit.
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 Chesapeake: Maryland plays catch and release with poachers; Virginia revokes 12 commercial watermen licences for 2 years for violations
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.
Waterman Billy Smith of Smith Island hardly misses a year without being caught poaching SMITH ISLAND, MD. — The Pirate Poachers of the Chesapeake are …
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.
Pirate Poachers of the Bay: Commercial Waterman William Catlin Jr nabbed again by Natural Resources Police for Poaching TANGIER SOUND, MD. — Maryland Natural Resources …
Travis James Spiker, 27, of Grantsville, was charged with hunting from a vehicle, having a loaded weapon in a vehicle, hunting at night and casting rays with an implement (jack lighting). He received a warning for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
Patent Tonging on the Patuxent River Most commercial watermen work hard and abide by the laws and regulations. Some do not. On Feb. 3, 2015, …