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DEC officers arrest two hunters in separate Wayne County incidents

The state Department of Environmental Conservation released details on a pair of illegal deer hunting incidents in Wayne County last month.

On November 18th officers received a call from Wayne County 911 reporting an individual who shot a deer with a rifle.

By the time DEC officers arrived on-scene, a deputy with the sheriff’s office and officer with the Macedon Police Department were already there.

The subject admitted that because he wouldn’t be able to hunt during opening season, he shot a deer with his rifle one day early.


Other hunters saw and reported the deer being shot and falling. Charge are pending against the hunter, who was not identified, for the illegal take of a whitetail deer.

In a separate incident on November 19th a hunter in Wayne County was charged after taking two deer within 30 minutes of each other.

The hunter’s wife posted a congratulatory message to the hunter on social media. Photos accompanied the post on social media.

However, they only had one tag. The meat was donated and charges are pending against the hunter.



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