Maryland National Resources Police say an Anne Arundel County man went way over his limit. They’ve charged 51-year-old Andrew Wendell of Pasadena of failing to report an extra 20 white-tailed deer he allegedly killed between Oct. 2 and Nov. 21. He now faces 45 counts of illegal deer hunting and $11,250 in fines for deer bagged on Gibson Island this fall.
Gibson Island is a private community that allows hunting by members of their hunt club. Police say Gibson’s hunting log was blank. A date for the trial has yet to be set in Annapolis District Court.
In a separate case, two men and a woman have been charged with illegally hunting deer from their truck on the side of the road. Maryland NRP says they were hunting deer at night and spotlighting (also called jacklighting) the deer from their truck.
Officers on patrol say they saw light beams from the truck’s driver-side window slowly panning an open field. They stopped the vehicle and say they found five rifle slugs on the front console, a spotlight on the back seat, and a loaded 870 12-gauge shotgun in the rear cargo area.
Anthony Grant Lowe III, 23, and Roy Anthony Strawsburg, 26, both of Brunswick, and Victoria Lynn Danner, 20, of Knoxville, will be tried in Washington District Court. If found guilty on all counts they each could face fines of up to $5,000.