DNREC Charges Two Delaware Men with Illegal Turkey Poaching

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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police have arrested two Delaware men for illegal turkey poaching among other charges.

Authorities say 25-year-old Josiah Richardson of Georgetown and 19-year-old Todd Ellers of Harrington were apprehended and charged after an investigation into turkey poaching near Farmington in Kent County.

Officials say Richardson was charged with of third degree conspiracy, illegally method of take, hunting wild turkeys out of season, hunting wild turkeys during prohibited hours, hunting wild turkeys without an approved course of instruction, failure to wear camouflage clothing while hunting wild turkey, possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, hunting from a vehicle, shooting without 15 yards of a public roadway and unlicensed hunting.

Ellers was charged with one count of third degree conspiracy, hunting wild turkeys out of season, hunting wild turkeys during prohibited hours, hunting wild turkeys without an approved course of instruction, failure to wear camouflage clothing while hunting wild turkey, possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, hunting from a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia – marijuana related.

Richardson and Ellers were arraigned in Dover and released on their own recognizance.