Recent DNR Law Enforcement Reports
Wildlife rangers in southwest Georgia reported the following incidents for the week of Nov. 11 through Nov. 24:
On Nov. 17, Ranger First Class Tony Cox responded to a call to assist a Decatur County Sheriff’s Deputy. The deputy had stopped two suspects after observing them shine a spotlight throughout a vacant subdivision in the city limits of Bainbridge. The two subjects were arrested and charged with hunting deer at night, and hunting from a vehicle.
On November 18, RFC Tony Cox and Ranger Jace Heard conducted a vessel patrol on Lake Seminole where they cited 2 subjects for Commercial fishing without a commercial license.
On November 23, RFC Tony Cox and Ranger Jace Heard patrolled Lake Seminole and cited 2 subjects for operating vessels without personal flotation devices, and 1 subject for hunting without a license and hunting without a Ga. Waterfowl license.
On November 23, RFC Tony Cox and Ranger Jace Heard checked a dove shoot and found it to be baited. The rangers issued 22 citations for hunting over bait, and 3 for hunting without a license.
On November 22, Sgt. Rick Sellars, Cpl. Mike Binion, and Ranger Kevin Goss checked a baited duck. The rangers issued 4 citations for hunting waterfowl over bait, and 1 for over the limit. Thirteen ducks were confiscated.
On November 22, Sgt. Rick Sellars, Cpl. Mike Binion, and Ranger Kevin Goss checked a dove shoot and found it to be baited. The rangers issued 10 citations for hunting over bait, and 2 for hunting without a license.
On Nov. 10, Ranger Chris Carlisle heard shooting at daybreak and located two hunters exiting a swamp. The hunters had several wood ducks in hand. Upon checking the hunters, Carlisle discovered that both individuals were above the legal age to be hunting during the youth waterfowl season. The officer escorted the young men home and discussed the situation with the parents. The young men were warned for several violations including, hunting out of season, taking over the limit, and license violations.