Georgetown man pleads guilty in hunting violations
February 14, 2012
A Georgetown man has pleaded guilty to multiple hunting
violations in two different incidents in the areas of Lewes and
An investigation by Delaware Division of Fish and
Wildlife Enforcement agents led to the arrest earlier this month of
Christopher M. Calpo, 18.
He has entered a guilty plea for
two counts each of carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle,
hunting from a motor vehicle, possession unlawfully taken game,
shooting near a roadway, using a prohibited shot and a prohibited
method of take.
Investigators say Calpo shot snow geese with
a toxic shot in a .22-caliber rifle on Jan. 31 and Feb. 9
DNREC says Calpo was fined a total of $1,125 and given 100 hours of
community service with a suspended sentence of two months’ jail
His hunting license also was revoked for one year and
he forfeited a 22-caliber rifle and ammunition, plus two neck bands
and one leg band from illegally taken snow geese, DNREC said.
“Hunting near a roadway and shooting from a vehicle pose a hazard to
the public,” Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement
said in a statement. “The defendant also was using an illegal weapon
and ammunition to hunt waterfowl, and confessed that he was
specifically targeting birds that had been federally banded.”
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