Last weekend, I chased a poacher off my farm in Westport. “How was I supposed to know this is private land?” he said, with the kind of goofy defensiveness that you hear from people when they know they’ve crossed a line.
I turns out we’ve had a bumper crop of illegal hunting in New York already this fall. This from the Associated Press.
Conservation officers say they’ve ticketed more than 70 people for illegal hunting in eastern New York since late October.
Many of the offenses involved “deer jacking,” shooting deer at night using lights, and some included using bait to attract deer or bears.