Man Wanted for Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Wildlife Officer

Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr.
Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

USA -( A reward of up to $20,000 remains available for information leading to the arrest of Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., suspected of attempting to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officer in August 2016.

Anyone with information in this case (#201604226), particularly the whereabouts of Hof, is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539, or the CDFW CalTIP line at (888) 334-2258.

The California Wildlife Officers Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, Defenders of Wildlife, Humane Society of the United States, Nature Conservancy, Sportfishing Alliance and private donors collaborated on the reward.

On Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at approximately 12:40 a.m., a CDFW wildlife officer was patrolling in Carlotta, Humboldt County. The officer saw a pickup truck with several occupants using spotlights on Redwood House Road near Highway 36. The officer attempted an enforcement stop of the truck when the driver sped away.

Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr.

A pursuit ensued and a person in the rear of the truck, believed to be Hof, began shooting at the wildlife officer during the attempt to get away. The suspects crashed their vehicle into a tree before fleeing on foot into the woods, where they escaped.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt District Attorney’s Office took lead in the initial investigation into the shooting incident. Through their investigation, they identified Hof as the suspect. The Sheriff’s Office obtained a $500,000 Ramey Warrant for Hof’s arrest.

Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr. is 5’9”, 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Humboldt County Sheriff Office Tip Line 707-268-2539.

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The fact that these people started shooting when they were discovered speaks for itself. The article doesn’t tell if any of these people were caught, I’m betting that some probably were and maybe gave up the shooters name or possibly the abandoned truck led the investigation to it.You don’t shoot at a police officer when he try’s to pull you over. I don’t always agree with all of the laws in our country but I still obey them.


Yep, all 80,000 pages of new ones every year. I read em all too.


Funny HCSO did not deploy their tracking dogs once the perps took to the trail. My bet is they lived locally likely in the woods, squatting. But, that was then, this is now. Hope they catch the perp. AND his pals. Seems if they were all in the same truck, the others were complicit. And should be charged.

HOW did they find this guy’s name? I am thinking the constable had prior knowledge of this guy. Common in that area.


I’m sure that’s the whole story too…..


Get this guy ! Game Wardens protect every hunter and fisherman in the country by assuring that the hunting and fishing laws are enforced.
If it weren’t for them, there wouldn’t even be a cottontailed rabbit left to hunt, and all birds would go the way of the passenger pigeon !


There’s been plenty of game wardens and law enforcement officers caught poaching out of season. They don’t get pulled over and chased.


Alas, poor Hugo. There he sits amongst the Ding Dong wrappers, empty Red Bull cans and marijuana roaches. His main contact with the great outdoors is braving the backyard trek to the trash can. The clean cut rugged friendliness of your average game warden bothers him more than those nasty late notices from his landlord. He’s had to fight and struggle just to convince his insurance that his lard packed body is the cause of his disability, rather than the effect of his lifestyle. Maybe I’m a little off in my description, but Hugo my man, you are clearly not… Read more »


I don’t hunt anymore because of the tyrannical bullcrap regulations. When I did, I did it legal. Don’t accuse me, you don’t know me.


I know you… You’re a cop hating, cop killer loving Thug. That’s all I need to know.

Schofield Kid

So what’s your point?