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Conservation Law Enforcement Corner November 2018

The Conservation LE Corner is designed to highlight the efforts of Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division (LED) officers who, among their many duties, protect Georgia’s wildlife, sportsmen and natural resources from game-law violators.

GON Staff | November 7, 2018

Montgomery County: On Nov. 25, 2016, at 20:36 hours (8:36 p.m.) a DNR Law Enforcement officer received a call from a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy about reports of shots being fired in a rural area well after dark.

Cpl. Kevin Joyce received the call from Deputy Lance Taylor.

According to Cpl. Joyce’s incident report, “Taylor advised that he had responded to a call in reference to shots fired around the area of Cypress Creek Road near Georgia Highway 221.

“Taylor further stated that upon his arrival to the incident location, he observed a vehicle in the area that matched the description provided by the complainant.

“Taylor advised that he conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and located three male subjects, along with a Savage .30-06 rifle and a flashlight inside. After a brief investigation, Taylor determined that the subjects had shot a feral hog from the public roadway.”

Cpl. Joyce responded to the incident location to meet with Taylor and arrived at the scene at approximately 9 p.m. Upon arrival, Cpl. Joyce again interviewed the three subjects.

According to the report, “All three subjects admitted to shining a pecan orchard from the roadway where they had shot and killed the feral hog.”

Cpl. Joyce explained the violations, issued the appropriate citations to the three subjects, and they were released at the scene.

Joshua Owen, Daniel Kennedy and Ronnie Clayton, each were fined $250 for hunting from a motor vehicle and $310 for hunting from a public road.

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