6 hunters accused of illegally killing dozens of hares in Maine

GREAT DUCK ISLAND, Maine — Five hunters from Massachusetts and one from Maine were accused Saturday of killing 67 more snowshoe hares than they were legally allowed while hunting on a Maine island, reports CBS affiliate WGME.

Game wardens received a tip about the slaughter and confronted the men after their hunt on Great Duck Island, which is owned by The Nature Conservancy, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

The men had a daily bag limit of 20 hares but killed 87 during their day of hunting, game wardens said. 

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Posted by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife on Monday, March 20, 2017

All six men received summonses for exceeding the daily bag limit. One of the hunters also received a summons for hunting without a license.

Great Duck Island is in the town limits of Frenchboro and is approximately a 10-mile boat ride from Southwest Harbor.

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