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Five hunters in Greene County ticketed

Jan 22, 2024 12:55 am

Porcupine Soup reports that five Greene County hunters were recently ticketed for or hunting with the aid of bait. Two hunters in Cairo were ticketed by Environmental Conservation Officer Lucas Palmateer for using bait and placing salt licks to lure deer for killing. The Department of Environmental Conservation said in a statement that, “Hunting with the aid of bait is unlawful and unethical. It gives the hunter an unfair advantage by luring the targeted game to an unnatural food source. Additionally, multiple deer feeding out of the same bait pile can spread disease amongst the herd." Palmateer also responded to a tip about baiting activity in Prattsville, where he found two hunters in a tree stand on New York State land. with fresh piles of corn on the ground in front of them. A third member of the hunting party was found with bait on a neighboring property. One of those hunters was also charged for maintaining a tree stand on State land without displaying owner information, and another was for failing to wear hunter orange. Read the full story in Porcupine Soup.