AZ: Man fined for illegal trapping
Man fined for illegal trapping
KINGMAN - The Arizona Game and Fish Department, following up on a report
submitted to Operation Game Thief, arrested an individual Feb. 7 for
numerous wildlife law violations.
The Game and Fish OGT received a call on Feb. 5 regarding leg-hold traps
being set illegally in Knight Creek area, east of Kingman, in Game
Management Unit 18A. Steven Wannebo, 58, from Crosslake, Minn., was
contacted by officers two days later while in the field checking his trap
The subject was arrested and booked into Mohave County jail on four
counts of setting leg hold traps on State Trust Land, three counts of
trapping within half-mile of a residence, and one count of driving a motor
vehicle with a revoked driver's license.
Wannebo pleaded guilty at his initial arraignment with a Mohave County
judge on Tuesday and was ordered to pay $3,200 in fines.
"I'm pleased at how well our OGT program worked yet again. The program
has been successful in helping us bring wildlife violators to justice," said
Officer Jes Antolik, investigator with the Game and Fish Kingman office.
The OGT hotline is (800) 352-0700. Web submissions can be reported at
www.azgfd.gov/thief. Cash rewards of up to $8,000 can be paid.
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