Recent DNR Law Enforcement Reports for Southwest Georgia




The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division office in Albany, Ga., reported the following incidents from August and September. To view a full list of incidents reported by DNR rangers across Georgia and see accompanying pictures, visit georgiawildlife.com

 

CRISP COUNTY

On September 6th, Cpl. Bob Holley encountered several individuals hunting doves. While checking one of the
hunters Cpl. Holley detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about one of the hunter’s person. After a
brief investigation the hunter was arrested for hunting under the influence and transported for a breath alcohol
test. The hunter was cited for hunting under the influence and then booked into the Crisp County Jail.

On September 13th, Cpl. Bob Holley observed the occupants of a vehicle hunting feral hogs from a county road.
Two adults were cited for hunting feral hogs from a motor vehicle and hunting from a public road. One hunter
received an additional citation for hunting without a license.

On September 27th, while working a night hunting complaint Sgt. Al Greer observed the occupants of a truck
hunting from the road. Both subjects were cited for hunting deer at night, hunting from a public road, hunting
from a motor vehicle and hunting deer with an illegal weapon.

 
DOOLY COUNTY

On September 6th, Cpl. Clint Martin encountered several individuals hunting doves. One hunter was found to be
in possession of 23 doves. A second hunter was found in possession of 50 doves. Both hunters were in the
process of hunting when they were checked. The two hunters were cited for possession of more than the daily
bag limit and the 73 doves were confiscated.

On September 13th, Cpl. Clint Martin cited four hunters for hunting on a baited dove field. One of the hunters
was also cited for hunting without a license. Seven birds were confiscated.

 

EARLY COUNTY
On September 13th, Ranger Quinn Fogle cited a dove hunter for hunting without a license and possession of
over the limit.

 

 

DOUGHERTY COUNTY
On September 1st, Cpl. Greg Wade and Ranger Eric White responded to a complaint on Lake Worth of a
pontoon boat violating the “IDLE SPEED-NO WAKE” area of the Kinchafoonee Creek. The officers located
the vessel, and found it being operated as reported. The operator was arrested and charged for BUI in addition
to operating a vessel without navigation lights during hours of darkness, and towing a skier between sunset and
sunrise.

 

LEE COUNTY

On September 21st, RFC Randy James located a baited dove shoot. As he approached the field he observed a
subject running off the field carrying a shotgun and dove stool. After a foot-chase the subject was located
hiding behind an equipment shed. A total of six subjects were charged with hunting over bait and other license
violations. The subject that fled on foot was also charged with interference with the performance of a ranger’s
duties.

 

THOMAS COUNTY
On September 26th, Cpl. Greg Wade was patrolling in an area where night hunting complaints had been reported
when he observed a vehicle being driven extremely slow, as the four occupants hunted from the road. Cpl.
Wade stopped the vehicle and cited the group for hunting deer at night, hunting from a motor vehicle, and
hunting from a public road.

 

CLAY COUNTY
On September 24th, Rangers assisted the Clay County Sheriff’s Department in recovering a light plane and its
two occupants from the Chattahoochee River. The plane had been missing for seven days and was the focus of
an intense search by agencies from Alabama and Georgia.




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