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Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers have charged four men with hunting violations in incidents in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.

Queen Anne’s County ─ Acting on a citizen complaint Thursday, an officer went to a field in Queenstown just off U.S. 50 at about 10 a.m. and found a hunting party. Sean Mann, 51, of Trappe, received a citation Thursday for hunting over bait. The officer seized two Canada geese.

The case is scheduled for January 8 in Queen Anne’s District Court. The maximum fine is $500.

Talbot County ─ On Sunday, a landowner in Cordova called 911 after hearing a gunshot at 1:30 a.m. in front of his house. The landowner ran outside and confronted three men searching outside a pick-up truck. The driver got back inside and drove off, leaving his companions.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and retrieved a Remington .306 rifle from a ditch and confiscated a flashlight. The driver returned and admitted to the deputies and an NRP officer that they had been trying to “poach deer.”

Charged with shooting on, from or across a roadway, and hunting with the aid light (jacklighting) were: Ole Castro, 56, and Pantaleon Ramirez Castro, 41, both of Queen Anne; and Gilberto Castro, 43, of Woodbridge, Va.

The cases are scheduled to be heard in Talbot District Court on January 17. The maximum fine for shooting from the roadway is $1,500. The maximum penalty for jacklighting is a $2,000 fine, 6 months in jail and the possibility of hunting license revocation for two to five years.