6 cited for illegally killing 67 snowshoe hares on island

6 cited for illegally killing 67 snowshoe hares on island

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.

"Maine's game wardens remain diligent about conserving our natural resources", Cpl.

State game wardens said that on Saturday they busted a group of hunters who killed 87 snowshoe hares on a remote island owned by The Nature Conservancy.

Following a tip, wardens along with marine patrol officers and federal fish and wildlife agents found the group to have been hunting on Great Duck Island, which is part of Frenchboro and 10 miles from Southwest Harbor.

Andrew Mays, 52, of Southwest Harbor was summoned on a charge of exceeding the daily bag limit for snowshoe hares.

Almeida was also given a summons for hunting without license. These, along with resident herring and black-backed gulls, are subjects of on-going research by teams of students from the College's Island Research Center, under the supervision of faculty member John Anderson.