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November 22, 2013

NRP Blotter

by Martha

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.

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