Concord, NH – The major hunting seasons may be over, but New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers are still busy responding to reports of wildlife violations. In two incidents, one in Ossipee and one in Tamworth, three men have been arrested and formally charged for several deer and moose hunting violations:
As a result of a report of moose being illegally taken in Ossipee, Conservation Officers executed a search warrant that resulted in the arrest of two men, Shawn Emond, age 21, and James Armstrong Jr., age 38, both Ossipee residents. The men were charged with illegal take of moose, taking an overlimit of deer, and illegal possession of deer.
In Tamworth, Jose Andujar, age 32, of Tamworth was arrested and formally charged with take of moose during closed season, taking a moose without a valid license, and illegal possession of moose. Information provided to Conservation Officers by sportsmen sparked the initial investigation.
All three men have been ordered to appear at the Ossipee District Court on January 19, 2012.
If you are you aware of a poaching situation, be sure to get Fish and Game on the case by reporting violations to Operation Game Thief online at http://www.wildnh.com/OGT, or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-344-4262. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Rewards are paid for tips that lead to arrest or citation. Poaching violations range from the illegal take of game or fish to trespassing, littering, theft or destroying property. When you make a report, please include as much of the following information as possible: Date; Vehicle Description; License Number; Road/Route; Time; Violation; Travel Direction; Description of Person(s).
“Information reported by the public through Operation Game Thief can really make a difference in protecting the natural resources that are there for all to enjoy,” said Lt. James Goss of Fish and Game Law Enforcement.