According to a press release issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a hunter who previously had his license to hunt revoked for poaching recently received jail time for illegally taking a deer in Saratoga County.
Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Shaw reported that in January 2021, they received an anonymous tip regarding large deer antlers brought into a local taxidermist in November 2020 by a revoked hunter using another hunter’s tag.
ECO Shaw reported interviewing the licensed hunter who revealed that he had not shot the deer and had given his tags to a friend. The licensed hunter was charged with lending his tags to another. The revoked hunter eventually admitted to shooting the deer on opening day of the 2020 Southern Zone Deer Season.
Officers charged the subject with hunting while revoked, killing a deer while revoked, and illegally transporting the deer. The subject was convicted in the Town of Milton Court and sentenced to 10 days in jail.
Photo of ECO Shaw with antlers from illegally taken deer during 2020 big game season provided.