DEC says Rome man, visiting grandson, hunted illegally


A Rome man and his visiting grandson have been charged for illegal deer hunting, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Authorities said the New York DEC received reports on Nov. 9 of a social media post circulating in Michigan of a Michigan resident hunting deer somewhere in Oneida County. A study of the post suggested the man was hunting without a proper New York license, and had shot and wounded a deer in the Rome area on Nov. 8, authorities stated.

DEC officials found the property, which was owned by the hunter’s grandfather. Officials said they learned that the back yard had been baited with apples and pumpkins, and that the grandfather was involved.

Authorities said both the Michigan hunter and his Rome grandfather were charged with hunting over bait, attempted illegal deer hunting and hunting without a license. The identities of the two men were not released. They are scheduled to appear in City Court.


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