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  • December 7, 2006 at 5:45 pm #495299 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Poachers have been caught but I do not feel the fines and penalties are stiff enough. They should lose their hunting privledges in their home state and any other state as well.

    FIVE NONRESIDENT POACHERS APPREHENDED IN CRAWFORD COUNTY

    FRANKLIN – On Nov. 30, an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen led Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Mario Piccirilli to a farm along Turkey Track Road in Conneautville, Crawford County. The information WCO Piccirilli received indicated that five non-resident hunters were illegally shooting deer.

    A search of the area resulted in nine illegal deer being confiscated and five individuals being charged with 15 counts of Game and Wildlife Code violations. Their fines totaled $7,500, plus court costs. The individuals were taken into custody and arraigned before District Justice Lincoln Zilhaver and, after failing to post bond, were committed to the Crawford County Jail.

    On Dec. 1, the defendants posted bond and pled guilty to all charges at District Justice Rita Marwoods’ office in Linesville.

    “This was a case of individuals shooting whatever they pleased without regard to seasons or proper license and tagging requirements,” WCO Piccirilli stated. “I hope citizens realize how important timely information is to officers investigating and prosecuting these violators. One phone call set this case in motion. Without a concerned citizen these violations would most likely have gone undetected.”

    WCO Piccirilli was assisted by Deputy WCOs Larry Hergenroeder and John Ittel, Erie County WCO Michael Wojtecki, Crawford County Land Management Group Supervisor Jerry Bish and Northwest Region Director Keith Harbaugh.

    The defendants and their penalties are:

    Bryan Scott Patterson, age 34, of Madisonville, Tennessee, pled guilty to two counts of unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife and one charge of Unlawful killing or taking of big game, and fined $1,500 plus court costs;

    Steven Raymond Belk, age 42, of Athens, Tennessee, pled guilty to two counts of unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife and one charge of unlawful killing or taking of big game, and fined $1,500 plus court costs;

    Jeffrey Pernel Millsaps, age 30, of Madisonville, Tennessee, pled guilty to two counts of unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife and one charge of unlawful killing or taking of big game, and fined fine $1,500 plus court costs;

    Clifford Lee Williams Jr., age 34, of Madisonville, Tennessee, pled guilty to three counts of unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife and one count of unlawful killing or taking of big game, and fined $2,000 plus court costs; and

    Kevin Michael Rushing, age 27, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, pled guilty to one count of unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife and one charge of unlawful killing or taking of big game, and fined $1,000 plus court costs.

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    December 7, 2006 at 5:50 pm #507148 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    Anonymous You say….. They were caught on the back side of Our Property… And I lift with the Regional Game Warden.. :whistle :whistle ;)

    There is ALOT more to the story…In time it will be released…. I’ll be the first to Blab it on here :^O :^O

    December 7, 2006 at 5:58 pm #507149 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004

    Annonomys You say….. They were caught on the back side of Our Property… And I lift with the Regional Game Warden.. :whistle :whistle ;)

    There is ALOT more to the story…In time it will be released…. I’ll be the first to Blab it on here :^O :^O[/quote:1zcxkjxq]

    nice job alan =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    December 7, 2006 at 6:05 pm #507150 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    We didn’t report them… But I did know Someone in the area was being watched.. He wouldn’t tell me who…. But on Tueasday last week, We heard Shooting ALL DAY….Seemed Funny on the second day to have that much going on…When Talking with The Warden at the gym on Wednesday.. He said they Got the Guys In Conneautville Behind the CCI (a little bar) …. I Threw a name out, And He just smiled…

    Joe and Mark Know where I’m talking about.. And I’m sure Joe has already heard the Story from our Preacher Buddy .. The Man who owns the property We hunt on [=}=]

    December 7, 2006 at 6:15 pm #507151 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I feel that they should be dealt with more severely. They should lose their hunting privledges in their state as well as anoy other state for many years and the costof each deer should be more!
    December 7, 2006 at 6:18 pm #507152 Back to Top REPORT

    One Shot

    Joined: 7/17/2004
    No. They should have had all their equipment that was used to commit these crimes consificated :thumbup
    I thought the fines were ok.
    Hunting privileges revoked for 10 years U.S. wide.
    Mike
    December 7, 2006 at 6:34 pm #507153 Back to Top REPORT
    big-b
    Big B

    Joined: 1/23/2005
    I hate stories like this. People like this really piss me off.
    December 7, 2006 at 6:40 pm #507154 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    There is more to story… And more is going to be done… All in due time ;)
    December 7, 2006 at 6:54 pm #507155 Back to Top REPORT
    big-b
    Big B

    Joined: 1/23/2005
    they should just poach these guys
    December 7, 2006 at 6:59 pm #507156 Back to Top REPORT
    crazystups
    CrazyStups

    Joined: 9/13/2005
    Nice! Great job! Amen on that! :thumbup
    December 7, 2006 at 7:07 pm #507157 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004

    No. They should have had all their equipment that was used to commit these crimes consificated :thumbup
    I thought the fines were ok.
    Hunting privileges revoked for 10 years U.S. wide.
    Mike[/quote:1y64adlf]

    Thats the way to do it. If you just tell them they can no llonger legally hunt they won’t care, **** they were not legally hunting to begin with. By confiscating what they were using to break the law the law enforcemant guys stand a much better chance of stopping the reoccuring problems.

    December 7, 2006 at 7:51 pm #507158 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    they should just poach these guys

    We didn’t see one deer on that Tuesday..I was about to Jump gthe line and start Firing :mad: :mad:

    December 7, 2006 at 8:00 pm #507159 Back to Top REPORT
    big-b
    Big B

    Joined: 1/23/2005

    No. They should have had all their equipment that was used to commit these crimes consificated :thumbup
    I thought the fines were ok.
    Hunting privileges revoked for 10 years U.S. wide.
    Mike[/quote:10wwus4r]

    Thats the way to do it. If you just tell them they can no llonger legally hunt they won’t care, *#@& they were not legally hunting to begin with. By confiscating what they were using to break the law the law enforcemant guys stand a much better chance of stopping the reoccuring problems.[/quote:10wwus4r]just because you take their firearms does not mean you will stop them. they can just go to walmart and get more.

    December 7, 2006 at 8:01 pm #507160 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    Nice job Alan, glad those guys were caught, just keep us up to date with the events… [=}=] :thumbup
    December 7, 2006 at 8:06 pm #507161 Back to Top REPORT
    supertac45
    supertac45

    Joined: 8/2/2005
    Who did they know with a fine like that? I’d probably get that for shooting a rabbit out of season up here.
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