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December 11, 2013

Midland men charged by Natural Resources Police

Father, son could be fined for alleged actions

CUMBERLAND — Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a Midand father and son Tuesday with multiple natural resources violations.

Gary Bernard Seib, 57, received two citations for possession of deer during closed season and a total of five warnings for failure to tag deer, failure to report harvest and possession of untagged deer parts.

Jason Bernard Seib, 36, received citations for hunting without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a timber rattlesnake skin without a permit.

Acting on a tip, an officer went to the home the two men share. The younger Seib said his father had shot a buck from his kitchen window and hung it in the garage. The son acknowledged shooting a raccoon and the father admitted to shooting a doe from the kitchen window days earlier.

Neither man had a hunting license and both were prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior court actions.

A search of the home, garage and yard failed to turn up any firearms. But officers found an antlerless deer, a button buck, the remains of the raccoon and rattlesnake skin, and drug paraphernalia.

The men are scheduled to appear in Allegany County District Court on Feb. 27. If found guilty, Gary Seib could be fined up to $1,000 and Jason Seib $1,305.

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