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Case File  #6   November 2006

Anonymous Caller to OGT Results in Apprenhension

On November 7, 2006, Warden David Georgia received an anonymous OGT complaint that an individual had night hunted a doe deer the previous night in the town of Greenbush.  The informant advised where the two individuals involved lived, with a description of the residence, and further advised that the deer was kept in a wooden shed.


Later, Warden Georgia went to the residence, and from the road, was able to observe what appeared to be blood stains on the entryway to the shed, and with the aid of binoculars was able to observe what appeared to be blood clots on the bottom edge of the entry way.  A search warrant was written, and as it was being reviewed, the defendants gave up the deer to Warden Paul Farrington.  The owner of the residence was charged and convicted of Hunting/Possessing an Antlerless Deer without a Permit and Possession of an Unregistered Deer.


It should be noted that in 2005, the same individual was convicted for Illegal Transportation of a Deer.  Operation Game Thief played an integral role in exposing and apprehending these poachers.  The program also shows that, even when the caller wishes to remain anonymous, if the information is quickly and accurately communicated to OGT, Maine game wardens are very good at apprehending these poachers!


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