Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers recently cited two men for hunting violations near Milton.
Christopher M. Culpo, 19, of Georgetown, was arrested near Milton Oct. 19, after he was discovered carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, hunting without a license, using a prohibited weapon (a shotgun) to take an antlered deer and other hunting-related offenses.
He pleaded guilty in Justice of the Peace Court 3 to carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and failure to attach a tag to an antlered deer. He paid $1,364 in fines and court costs, and the other charges were dropped.
Also on Oct. 19, 53-year-old Gary Freeman of Greenwood was arrested near Milton for hunting without a license, possession of unlawfully taken game (antlered deer) and other hunting-related offenses.
He pleaded guilty to possession of an unlawfully taken deer and paid $1,242 in fines and court costs. He also lost hunting privileges for one year. The other charges were dropped.
The arrests were a result of DNREC's increased presence Oct. 15-21. Enforcement agents made 743 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public. Agents responded to 45 complaints and issued 33 citations.