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Pelted by the rent--Franklin County.

ECO Jorge Sibbert investigated a complaint from the owner of a self storage company in the Town of Malone. Someone had placed a padlock on an unrented storage unit. After several weeks, no one had come forward to pay rent for the space. When the lock was cut off, the owner discovered trapping equipment and six pelts inside, and he called DEC. ECO Sibbert found that four of the pelts did not have department seals attached as required by regulations. ECO Sibbert ticketed the trapper for four counts of possessing unsealed fisher pelts and for trapping out of season. The storage facility owner elected not to press charges for the theft of services.

Contributed by ECO Lt. Ken Didion

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Title Annotation:On Patrol: Real stories from Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers in the field; out of season pelts found in self storage facility
Author:Didion, Ken
Publication:New York State Conservationist
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2008
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