October 25, 2006
Carroll County Attorney John Werden has been charged with hunting
geese during the offseason.
An officer from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued the
charge at Artesian Lake, a county-owned public hunting area south of
Lanesboro, according to a ticket filed Friday in Carroll County
Joseph Tilley, 61, and his son, Matthew, 31, of Carroll were with
Werden and also were charged.
Werden, 50, said he is innocent and that other members of his hunting
party shot the geese.
Goose hunting season in Iowa's southern zone, which includes Carroll
County, is from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, and Oct. 21 to Jan. 9.
Offseason hunting of geese carries a $50 fine.
The Iowa attorney general's office will likely prosecute the case.
Werden, a Republican, is unopposed in his bid for a third term as
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.