Delaware DNR Arrests Two for Illegal Hunting

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Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents made two separate arrests for hunting-related violations this week.

After receiving a report from citizens who observed spotlighting near the Seagrass development in Dagsboro, agents put the Enforcement Section's decoy deer to work in the area.

On Oct. 10, agents arrested Adam M. Majchrzak, age 28, of Dagsboro and charged him with three counts of illegal hunting by spotlighting, three counts of hunting out of season, hunting from a motor vehicle and carrying an unlawfully loaded firearm in a motor vehicle. A 12-guage shotgun and a 22 caliber rifle were seized in connection with the charges. A trial is pending in Superior Court in Georgetown.

In the second incident, following a short investigation based on information from concerned citizens in the Milton area, agents on Oct. 14 arrested Daniel R. Hardings, age 18, of Milford, and charged him with third degree criminal trespass, hunting at night, hunting from a motor vehicle, three counts of hunting out of season and shooting near a roadway. Agents seized a 22 caliber rifle and ammunition.

Mr. Hardings was taken to Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 in Georgetown for arraignment, and the case was transferred to Superior Court for trial at a later date.

"Both of these arrests are the result of citizens being involved and being good witnesses. We encourage citizens to report wildlife crimes – and when they do, poachers will be arrested," said Fish and Wildlife Enforcement spokesman Sgt. Gregory Rhodes.

For further information, contact Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, at 302-542-6102 or 302-739-9913.