DNR Enforcement Report for December 2-8, 2012


The Good Guys ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Bad boys, bad boys … watcha gonna do when they come for you?

Most of us can answer that with a smile because we have no reason to fear the law.  Besides, most law enforcement officers have better manners then the rest of us.

The way I figure it, they have the right to be grumpy once in a while.  It’s not like I’d get out of bed at 4 AM to go and arrest some drugged-out, crazoid wacko with a gun and a 12-pack for them anytime soon.  Or ever.

In case you think the DNR rangers just hang around diners eating doughnuts, read this week’s Enforcement Report.  Then, ask yourself if you’d do the job of a ranger … even with free doughnuts and coffee.

Whether protecting our natural resources around Lake Allatoona or the people who enjoy them, it’s always a wild week for rangers. This week’s report includes:

  • Motorcyclist shot in the leg – Fulton County
  • Murder suspect apprehended – Appling County
  • Red-tailed hawk killed – Columbia County
  • Citation violations – in several counties

The Law Enforcement Section of Wildlife Resources Division protects Georgia’s wildlife populations by enforcing laws, rules and regulations pertaining to game and nongame animals, threatened and endangered plants and animals, exotic animals, boating safety, litter and waste control, and other natural resource issues.

In addition, conservation rangers:

  • administer the state’s hunter education and boating safety programs;
  • investigate violations of wildlife laws as well as hunting and boating incidents; and
  • conduct classes and programs to educate citizens about wildlife laws and safety practices.

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