Magnet Fisher fined for pulling 86 rockets from Fort Stewart River

No good deed goes unpunished.

For Magnet Fisher, who cleared 86 rockets, tank trackers, and .50-caliber bandoliers from the river at Fort Stewart, the toll was a fine from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Led by treasure hunter Bryce Nachtwey, the group unearthed ammunition and 86 rockets in a Delta Air Lines duffel bag by magnet fishing, then called the bomb squad and tried to do the right thing. I said I was just there.

The exchange took place on Nachtwey’s YouTube channel. outdoor weekly.

A Fort Stewart gendarmerie called to the scene said he had never seen anything like this and needed to check with his commanding officer to see what steps to take next. However, upon arrival, a local game warden at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources issued them tickets for magnet fishing off the Stewart Bridge at Fort He.

“We didn’t see any signs,” said one of Nukwe’s teammates.

“You’ve got all the tickets. You can come to the courtroom and talk to the judge, right?” “The reason magnet fishing isn’t allowed is because that’s exactly what you guys got there. You never know what might or might not explode.”

He added that he would go to jail instead of a ticket.

Nachtwey said he and his team had called the DNR ahead of time, saying magnet phishing was legal as long as it was in the “green zone.”

However, security guards said the red (no trespassing) and green (permissive) zones did not apply in this scenario because the group was on the property of Fort Stewart.Since the base is federally owned, the Department of Natural Resources Unauthorized to issue such permits;

Security guards issued three tickets each to Nachwey and his two compatriots, two for $130 and one for $80.

Trio’s federal court date is September 9, 2022.