Monday, 20 March 2017 14:35

Maine wardens charge five Massachusetts men and one Mainer with hunting violations Featured

Written by 
Maine wardens charge five Massachusetts men and one Mainer with hunting violations

GREAT DUCK ISLAND - Five men from Massachusetts and one Mainer are accused of abusing Maine's hunting laws.

They were charged over the weekend with illegally harvesting dozens of snowshoe hares.

 

Game officials said they began investigating after receiving a tip about a group of people who were hunting on Great Duck Island, which is about 10 miles off the coast from Southwest Harbor. Wardens said they discovered the hunters had taken 67 snowshoe hares over their daily limit.

 

They had killed a total of 87 hares during their day of hunting.

 

Summonsed were:

Andrew Mays, 52 from Southwest Harbor, ME (10 snowshoe hare over limit)

Carlos Almeida, 47 from Acushnet, MA, (hunting without a license, 10 SNH over limit)

Abilio Fernandes, 61 from New Bedford, MA, (10 SNH over limit)

Luis Fidalgo, 52 from North Dartmouth, MA, (10 SNH over limit)

Antonio Fidalgo, 54 from Acushnet, MA, (10 SNH over limit)

Antonio Borges, 69 from Acushnet, MA, (10 SNH over limit)