2011-12-08 / General Stories

Outdoor News

November 28, 2011
By Victor Gonzales, Lee County Game Warden

The third weekend of deer season has come and gone and I haven’t had any reports of big deer being harvested. I believe deer have changed their eating habits because of recent rain and moon phase change.

Saturday, a Giddings man was cited for an untagged deer, another complaint of a stolen game camera was investigated off county road 304, two calls of trespassing off county road 226 were taken, one report of a stolen feeder timer off Hwy 21 east was investigated and I met with witnesses from another investigation. Some of the calls I’ve received have been Operation Game Thief (OGT) calls. Upon arrest and conviction for reported violations, callers are eligible for a cash reward. Calls are kept confidential so those reporting can be assured proper protocol is followed.

If anyone is wondering why game cameras are being stolen, let me say this, it’s only occurring because the person stealing the camera has also been caught trespassing. Human nature tells the violator to do the common thing; steal the camera. I guess from now on when one wants to put a game camera out, make sure two cameras are set out. One to take pictures of wildlife, the other to take pictures of your neighbor stealing your camera.

Last week I asked if anyone had extra permits for deer and/or hogs for Lee County youth who were interested in harvesting an animal. The only calls I’ve received are from parents or friends requesting places to hunt after reading this article. If anyone has questions about how this might work, give me a call.

Contact me at 979-540-0194 (c), or 979- 542- 2800 or victor.gonzales@tpwd.state.tx.us.

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