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Alleged Crime on the Appalachian Trail in Caledonia State Park

Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources

Poor communication can twist the facts of any message.  That appears to be happening with a story about an alleged crime on the Appalachian Trail. A hiker with a knife is accused of accosting another man as they separately hiked the Appalachian Trail. Clay Alan Davis, 52, of Mercer, Maine, was hiking on the Appalachian Trail […]

Nantahala Forest Ginseng Poacher Jailed

American Ginseng. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia

Poaching ginseng roots in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest is illegal.  If you don’t believe it, ask Charles R. Nash, of Whittier, NC. Mr. Nash was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Howell to serve 10 days in jail for the illegal possession or harvesting of American ginseng from the Nantahala National Forest, according […]

Reward Increased in Maine Bald Eagle Shooting

Soaring Bald Eagle

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, the Maine Warden Service (MWS) asked for the public’s help in gathering information about the shooting of a bald eagle, which was killed in the area of Maine’s Hermon Pond near the Souadabscook Stream. Shooting a bald eagle is a federal offense, punishable by up to a year in jail and $100,000 in fines. Inititally […]

Max Patch Vandal Sentenced to Jail

Max Patch 1

  On July 9, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, announced that Tyler Pace, 24, of Canton, North Carolina, was sentenced to 90 days behind bars by United States Magistrate Judge Dennis Lee Howell for vandalizing parts of Max Patch. This ecologically precious and scenic area is in the Appalachian Ranger District […]