Nov 11, 2006
MULLENS, W.Va. -- Three North Carolina men have been accused of
illegally bow hunting deer with tree stands in a state park.
Scott Jarvis of Mebane, N.C., Russell Wiley of Summerfield, N.C., and
his brother, Rocky Wiley of Kernersville, N.C., were cited for illegal
hunting by a conservation officer on Friday and released, said Scott
Durham, superintendent of Twin Falls Resort State Park near Mullens. The
trio also were cited for illegally riding all-terrain vehicles in the
Conservation Officer 1st Class Tennis Cook with the state Division of
Natural Resources saw the men allegedly bow hunting Friday morning about
a quarter mile inside the park, Durham said.
Durham said the men claimed they did not know they were within the
park's boundaries, which are marked with signs. They did have
nonresident hunting licenses.
The men told authorities they were hunting deer but they had not
killed any, the superintendent said.
Each man faces a $300 fine and a possible 10 days in jail for each
charge, Durham said.
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