Monday, July 7, 2014

Group Of Southeastern Wisconsin Fishermen Charged With Poaching In North Dakota

North Dakota Game and Fish Warden Jim Job displayed the confiscated walleyes. 

Daniel Klatkiewicz, Michael Wirkus, Donald Klatkiewicz and Allen LaFave

The North Dakota State Attorney General's Office will prosecute the over the daily limit fishing by five men and one alleged poacher is a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 7, 2014

Ramsey County, North Dakota - The North Dakota Fish and Game officials reported that five men have been each cited and charged with misdemeanors type B in Ramsey County for catching 100 walleyes over the limit at Devils Lake. At least five is the daily limit and ten in possession, but one fisherman had 25 in his vehicle and 135 walleyes that were cleaned and frozen were found in a freezer in plastic bags where they were staying at. The walleyes were confiscated on June 20 by North Dakota Game and Fish Wardens Jim Job from Devils Lake and Blake Riewer from Grand Forks.
The men were identified as Donald Klatkiewicz of Mukwonago, Daniel Klatkiewicz of Hales Corner, Michael Wirkus of Racine, Allen Lafave of Racine, and Robert Richer Jr. of Hales Corner. A minor who accompanied the group was not identified. Each man, if convicted is facing more than $1,700 in fines and could lose fishing privileges in 40 states. The men were released on their own recognizance and their next court appearance is August 18.
Daniel Klatkiewicz from Hales Corner is a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy.
A concern citizen noticed that the Wisconsin men were over fishing and cleaning fish during the day. The witness then called the North Dakota Poachers Hotline, which led wardens to the over the limit fishing bust.

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