from C.A.S.H. Committee To Abolish Sport Hunting

NY: Department of Environmental Conservation (ECO) Officer busts illegal hunter

September 22, 2017


A state Department of Environmental Conservation officer (ECO) busted an illegal hunter in St. Lawrence County after being tipped off by a citizen.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, ECO Joel Schneller received a call reporting that two white tail deer had been shot in the town of Russell. The suspected hunter was interviewed and admitted to taking the two deer from field along West Rd. in Russell.

The subject was charged with four misdemeanors, including taking a deer with the aid of an artificial light, possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, discharging a firearm from a public highway and taking deer during the closed season.

The subject was also charged with numerous violations, including hunting without a license, taking deer from a public highway, failure to tag deer and using rim fire ammunition to hunt deer.

The man faces up to $10,000 in fines, forfeiture of the gun he used and suspension of hunting privileges for up to five years if convicted.

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