Hunters busted for killing 87 snowshoe hares on ME island

Hunters Caught With Excessive Number of Snowshoe Hares

Hunters busted for killing 87 snowshoe hares on Maine island

"In total, the group of six had killed 87 hares during their day of hunting".

The Maine Warden Service posted information about the bust on its Facebook page.

Five hunters from MA and one from ME were accused Saturday of killing 67 more snowshoe hares than they were legally allowed while hunting on a ME island, reports CBS affiliate WGME.

Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Wardens Service said the men were apprehended Saturday on Great Duck, about 10 miles off Mount Desert Island.

"Upon inspecting them, the hunters were found to be 67 snowshoe hares over their daily bag limit", said the release. Each was charged with killing 10 hare over the limit.

The varying/snowshoe hare has large feet and a white coat in the winter, which turns brown in the summer. The Massachusetts men summoned on the same charge were Abilio Fernandes, 61, of New Bedford; Luis Fidalgo, 52, of North Dartmouth; and Acushnet, residents Antonio Fidalgo, 54; Antonio Borges, 69; and Carlos Almeida, 47. One of the hunters also received a summons for hunting without a license.

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