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01-13-2004, 06:49 PM
Comedian offers reward for info on apparent poacher

The Associated Press

1/8/04

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a person who trespassed on his rural west-central Georgia property and pointed a gun at his caretaker.

Foxworthy, who says poaching has been a problem on his 2,000-acre property in Harris County near the Alabama state line, was hunting one day during the holidays when he saw a person carrying a gun from his deer stand.

"Jeff Foxworthy was hunting and witnessed the poacher on the property," state Wildlife Resources Division officer Randy Hackley told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. "He was hiding in a ditch in some bushes."

Foxworthy's property caretaker, Glenn Garner, told state wildlife investigators he confronted the intruder during the Dec. 28 incident.

Garner said he told the man to put down his gun, but the man instead raised it to his shoulder to fire. That's when Garner said he fired a shot at the man and then ran behind his vehicle for cover.

When he looked back, the man was pointing his gun at him again. Garner said he stayed behind the vehicle until it was safe to leave.

Wildlife officers are investigating the incident.