Contact: Cpl. John McDerby, Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913 or 302-354-1386, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Sussex man caught on camera, arrested
and fined for multiple deer hunting violations
DOVER (April 1, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers arrested a Sussex County man March 31 on multiple charges, culminating an investigation into illegal deer hunting that was prompted by trail camera footage from Dec. 4, 2014 of a man hunting with a rifle on private property.
David M. Naumann, 42, of Georgetown was charged with hunting white-tailed deer during a closed season, trespassing to hunt, failure to tag antlerless deer, failure to display required hunter orange, unlicensed hunting, removing antlerless deer parts prior to checking, failure to check antlerless deer within 24 hours, failure to retain tag with antlerless deer, possession of unlawfully taken antlerless deer, and unlawfully taking an antlerless deer during archery season with a weapon other than bow and arrow or crossbow.
Naumann pled guilty to six of the charges in Justice of the Peace Court in Georgetown. He was fined $1,113 and lost his hunting license for two years.
The DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & 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. 45, No. 93