Three county men charged with deer hunting violations


Three Carroll County men have been cited by the Department of Natural Resources rangers for alleged deer hunting violations on Dec. 11, the last day of the deer firearms season in Maryland, according to a spokeswoman for the DNR.

Charles Hamilton McKinney, 30, of Sykesville, and Bruce Wayne Rogers, 35, of Eldersburg were cited for alleged possession of a weapon on state land.

Mr. McKinney also was charged with hunting in the Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area in Baltimore County. Each violation carries a fine of $70 if the defendants don't choose to stand trial.

Herman Edward Gamber, 45, of Westminster, was charged with hunting without permission in Baltimore County and attempting to exceed the bag limit for white-tail deer.

The first violation carries a fine of $110, the second a fine of $220. Instead of paying, Mr. Gamber may choose to stand trial on Feb. 7, the spokeswoman said.

The three man were among 12 hunters who were issued citations for allegedly engaging in illegal hunting activities on or near park lands during the last weekend of Maryland's firearms season, the spokeswoman said.

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