CT: Man cited for violating Westport's hunting ban
Man cited for violating Westport's hunting ban
November 24, 2010
A Westport man was charged Monday afternoon with violating the town's ban
The incident took place as several committees of the Representative Town
Meeting review the no-hunting ordinance, with advocates of changing the ban
contending that controlled hunting would limit the burgeoning deer
Andrew Beckwith, 42, of 15 Turkey Hill Road South, was cited Monday at
approximately 3:30 p.m. for violating the no-hunting ordinance, police said.
Police were called to the Charcoal Hill Common area on a report that an
individual appeared to be trespassing. Beckwith was found in a clearing in a
wooded area where he had set up a camouflage tent and a tree stand, police
said. He had a compound bow and arrows, according to the report.
Police said Beckwith admitted that he was planning to hunt deer, but said
that he had the property owner's permission. The property owner reportedly
confirmed that he had given Beckwith permission to hunt on his property.
Beckwith was issued an infractions summons, and left the area without
incident, police said.
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