, 2022-12-22 18:46:00,
A group of hunters went on a wild ride recently in the Herkimer County town of Warren.
Spotting a flock of turkeys in a farm field one evening, the driver in the group gunned his SUV through the field straight toward the flock. His buddies meanwhile leaned out of the SUV’s windows to take pot shots at the fleeing turkeys, killing one.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation police officers ticketed both shooters for taking protected wildlife against regulations, taking a turkey out of season, possessing a loaded gun in a motor vehicle, and taking wildlife with the aid of a motor vehicle. One shooter also received tickets for possessing an untagged deer, the carcass of which ECOs found in the vehicle’s trunk. The driver got a ticket for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
The following reports are excerpted from DEC
In early December, a woman allegedly fired off several rounds from a gun in an attempt to “annoy” a hunter due to an earlier dispute. According to the DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement, the woman also repeatedly blasted her car horn, blared music from a radio, and screamed curses at the hunter. ECOs tasked with patrolling state lands in Schuyler and Chemung counties ticketed the woman for hunter harassment.
A hunter from the town of Hannibal was ticketed on Nov. 30 for improperly tagging multiple deer. An ECO investigating a report of one…
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