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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest three downstate men for multiple deer hunting violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017


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DOVER – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police concluded an investigation Nov. 28 resulting in the arrest of three Delaware men on multiple deer hunting violations that occurred Nov. 22 in Kent County.

Riley C. Slater
Bradley A. Andrews
Patrick Blades

Riley C. Slater, 20, of Harrington, Bradley A. Andrews, 18, and Patrick Blades, 20, both of Greenwood, were charged with one count each of the following: harvesting an antlered deer without first purchasing an antlered deer tag, failure to tag antlered deer, failure to retain tag on antlered deer, failure to check antlered deer within 24 hours, removing antlered deer parts prior to checking, hunting antlered deer during archery season with a weapon other than a bow and arrow, unlicensed hunting, and illegal method of take. Slater was also charged with failure to complete mandatory hunter education.

As part of the investigation, two .22 caliber rifles, a .308 caliber rifle, and an antlered deer were seized. Rifles, including the .22 caliber and the .308 caliber confiscated in this case, are illegal to use for hunting deer in Delaware.

All three men were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover. Andrews and Blades were released on $3,600 unsecured bond, pending a future court appearance. Slater was released on a $3,800 unsecured bond, pending a future court appearance.

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Contact: Lt. John McDerby 302-354-1386 or Sgt. Brooke Africa 302-382-7167, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest three downstate men for multiple deer hunting violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017


DNREC Logo

DOVER – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police concluded an investigation Nov. 28 resulting in the arrest of three Delaware men on multiple deer hunting violations that occurred Nov. 22 in Kent County.

Riley C. Slater
Bradley A. Andrews
Patrick Blades

Riley C. Slater, 20, of Harrington, Bradley A. Andrews, 18, and Patrick Blades, 20, both of Greenwood, were charged with one count each of the following: harvesting an antlered deer without first purchasing an antlered deer tag, failure to tag antlered deer, failure to retain tag on antlered deer, failure to check antlered deer within 24 hours, removing antlered deer parts prior to checking, hunting antlered deer during archery season with a weapon other than a bow and arrow, unlicensed hunting, and illegal method of take. Slater was also charged with failure to complete mandatory hunter education.

As part of the investigation, two .22 caliber rifles, a .308 caliber rifle, and an antlered deer were seized. Rifles, including the .22 caliber and the .308 caliber confiscated in this case, are illegal to use for hunting deer in Delaware.

All three men were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover. Andrews and Blades were released on $3,600 unsecured bond, pending a future court appearance. Slater was released on a $3,800 unsecured bond, pending a future court appearance.

Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-Fish-Wildlife-Natural-Resources-Police.

Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Twitter, https://twitter.com/DE_FW_NRPolice.

Contact: Lt. John McDerby 302-354-1386 or Sgt. Brooke Africa 302-382-7167, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, or Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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