Delaware Natural Natural Resource Police Arrest Two Maryland Poachers

Steven R. Faulkner Jr. and Shawn A. Tharp were arrested for poaching deer.
Steven R. Faulkner Jr. and Shawn A. Tharp were arrested for poaching deer.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

WESTERN KENT COUNTY, Del. -(Ammoland.com)- DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested two Maryland men on multiple nighttime deer poaching-related violations Nov. 13 near Farmington during the opening weekend of Delaware’s 2016 shotgun deer season, which runs through Sunday, Nov. 20.

Steven R. Faulkner Jr., 35, of Denton, Md., was charged with carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, third degree conspiracy, hunting from a motor vehicle, shooting on or across a public roadway, shooting within 15 yards of a public roadway, unlicensed hunting, hunting deer during a closed season, failure to display required hunter orange during a firearms deer season, failure to tag antlered deer and harvesting an antlered deer without purchasing a Hunters Choice tag.

Faulkner’s 2004 Dodge pickup truck and 20-gauge slug barrel shotgun were seized as evidence.

Faulkner was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on $10,500 unsecured bond pending an appearance in Kent County Superior Court at a later date.

Shawn A. Tharp, 51, of Federalsburg, Md., was charged with carrying a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, third degree conspiracy, hunting from a motor vehicle, trespassing to hunt, unlicensed hunting, hunting deer during a closed season and failure to display required hunter orange during a firearms deer season.

Tharp was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and released on $3,500 unsecured bond pending an appearance in Kent County Superior Court at a later date.

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hijinx60

There is no valid excuse for poaching. Not today, not in America.

Chuck M

They need to pass laws in all states, if caught poaching should be minimum 25yr hunting ban and if
caught a second time its a lifetime ban with the loss of all gun rights. If poaching is that much of a
problem that just might make people think twice about breaking the law.

Showtime

Rock , Mick , I agree with both of you guys , Poaching takes away from all of Us Legal HUNTERS and up coming HUNTERS !!! Like you said , Hang M High !!!!

Rock

I disagree with 90% of Maryland’s B.S., draconian, weapons laws, but cannot stand poachers in ANY state……….
HANG ‘EM HIGH !

Mick

Rock, right-on !