Contact: Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Fish & Wildlife Enforcement, 302-739-9913 or 302-542-6102, or Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan. 25 – Feb. 1
Reminder for the week: Get your 2012 fishing licenses, F.I.N. numbers now
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2012) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents issued 21 citations between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1.
Other citations issued between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 by violation type included the following:
Wildlife Conservation: Migratory bird violations (3), Townsend and Woodland Beach; trespassing to hunt (1), Harrington; trespassing after hours (1), Redden State Forest near Georgetown; hunting after hours (1), Lewes; hunting during closed season (1), Augustine Creek; over limit of game (2), Townsend and Harrington; possession of unlawfully taken game (2), Augustine Creek and Townsend; failure to tag deer (1), Harrington; other deer violation (1), Harrington; possession of native wildlife without a permit (1), Hartly; operating motor vehicle off established roadway (1), C&D Canal near St. Georges; operating non-licensed motor vehicle (2) Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area near Viola.
Public Safety: Traffic violation (1), C&D Canal near St. Georges.
Boating Safety: Unregistered motorboat (1), Smyrna River.
Other: Loitering to engage or solicit another to engage in sex (1), Redden State Forest near Georgetown; littering (1), Milford.
Are you AWARE?
For this week’s Are You Aware, the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section would like to remind anglers that 2012 recreational fishing licenses are on sale now online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Services/Pages/Licenses.aspx, at license dealers statewide and at DNREC’s main office in the Richardson and Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover.
All resident and non-resident anglers age 16 and older who plan on fishing in tidal or non-tidal Delaware waters are required to obtain a new Fisherman Information Network (F.I.N.) number for the 2012 fishing season. Anglers who purchase a Delaware recreational fishing license will receive their F.I.N. number with their license. Those who are exempt from purchasing a fishing license - including anglers 65 and older - must obtain a F.I.N. number online or by phone. The number is available free of charge online at www.delaware-fin.com/, by calling 800-432-9228 or, for operator assistance, 866-447-4626.
Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/OpGameTheft.aspx .
Vol. 42, No. 27