KENT COUNTY, Del. - DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police say that they concluded an investigation on Friday, with the arrest of a Kent County man for multiple trapping and state wildlife area violations.
54-year-old David Goley of Hartly, was charged with one count each of possession of an unlawful body gripping trap, setting an illegal leg hold trap, unlawfully trapping on the Fish and Wildlife owned Tappahanna Wildlife Area near Hartly, operating a motor vehicle off an established roadway on a state wildlife area, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and six counts of setting improperly tagged traps.
Goley was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court seven where he pleaded guilty, was fined $234, including court costs, and released. Goley also forfeited possession of a body gripping trap with a jaw spread in excess of five inches, which is illegal to set, tend or possess in Delaware.
With the exclusion of muskrat traps, all traps set must be tagged with the trappers issued license number, and trapping on any Fish and Wildlife owned property is prohibited without a valid contract.