Jonathan W. Brill: Two counts of taking a deer with the aid of an artificial light, three counts of illegally taking whitetail deer, and one count of possessing a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors; taking wildlife from a public highway, a violation. The tickets are returnable in the towns of Jefferson, Harpersfield and Kortright.
Eckert: Two counts of illegally taking whitetail deer and one count of possessing a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors; one count of taking wildlife with the aid of a motor vehicle and one count of failing to report a whitetail deer take to DEC, both violations. The tickets are returnable in the town of Harpersfield.
Taking a deer with the aid of an artificial light and illegally taking whitetail deer both carry potential fines of $250 to $2,000 and up to one year in jail.
Possession of loaded firearm in a vehicle, the discharge of a firearm over a highway, and the discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a residence all carry potential penalties of $200 to $1,000 and up to 60 days in jail. All violations carry fines of up to $250 and 15 days in jail.
Suspicious hunting behavior can be reported to the DEC’s 24-hour hotline at (877) 457-5680.