A 32-year-old man has pled guilty to the remainder of violations stemming from a suspicious person contact at Monocacy National Battlefield. On December 3, 2009, ranger Markwood Mackenzie responded to a report of a man entering a trail-less section of woods near the visitor’s center. Upon further investigation, he discovered that Chad Harrelson, 32, was in possession of a red-tailed hawk and the carcass of a grey squirrel. In all, Harrelson has pled guilty to the illegal taking of wildlife, to Maryland hunting permit violations, and to several citations resulting from his illegal possession of the federally-protected migratory bird. Harrelson’s fines totaled approximately $1,435. The success of this case was the result of the coordinated efforts of National Park Service rangers, Maryland Department of Natural Resources police, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents.