Published 5:22 am Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Wildlife rangers in southwest Georgia reported the following incidents for the week of Jan. 13 to Jan. 19:
On Jan. 14, Cox and Heard responded to a citizen complaint of a subject hunting deer along a Railroad Right of Way. One subject was arrested at the scene, and transported to the Decatur County Jail, where he was cited for hunting without a license and without a big game license. A warrant was also taken on the subject for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A rifle and six sets of deer antlers were seized in this incident.
On Jan. 19, Cox and Heard conducted a waterfowl patrol on Lake Seminole. One hunter was cited for taking over the limit of ducks and the officers confiscated 13 blue bill ducks in this incident.
Ranger Chris Carlisle located three subjects shooting ducks after legal hours. The hunters were charged with several violations that included; hunting waterfowl after-hours, hunting without a federal duck stamp, hunting without a Georgia waterfowl license, and failure to participate in the migratory bird HIP program. Two wood ducks were seized.