By MICHAEL MILLER Staff Writer
6 December 2003
WOODBINE - Four Cape May County men were charged this week
deer near Belleplain State Forest.
The charges - which carry stiff fines - illustrate a
seeming contradiction between protecting deer from illegal hunters while
simultaneously working to cull the surging deer population statewide.
Conservation officer Doug Ely said illegal hunters try to
get a jump on deer season, which begins next week. Poachers are not doing
the state any favors, he said.
"They shot rifles in the middle of the night. They didn't
know where their shots were going. It was crazy," he said.
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