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NRP Files Charges in Washington County Incident

November 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a man with hunting game birds using illegal bait at Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area in Washington County.

On October 23, police were checking an area that was previously baited with a mineral and corn mixture, when they observed Scott Wagner, 40, in a tree stand. Police say Wagner was not wearing fluorescent orange or pink, which is required during muzzleloader season, and as they got closer they observed a fresh mineral block near the tree stand. Also, Wagner’s tree stand was attached in a way that made it permanent, which is illegal on state-owned lands. Wagner also did not possess a required muzzleloader stamp.

Wagner was charged for each infraction, and police also instructed him to remove the tree stand. He faces up to $4,500 in fines.